Ms. Lauryn Hill hears the chatter about her tardiness and has responded to the criticisms on wax.
During her eagerly awaited verse on Nas’ “Nobody,” off his newly released album King’s Disease 2, the elusive rapper says the contents of her music and the awareness she brings should be the primary focus.
“I don’t do the shit you do for popularity,
They clearly didn’t understand when I said “I Get Out” apparently, My awareness like Keanu in The Matrix/I’m savin’ souls and y’all complainin’ ’bout my lateness,” she raps.
“Now it’s illegal for someone to walk in greatness, They want the same shh, but they don’t take risks.”
Ms. Hill is guilty of showing up late to various concerts and shows she has been booked for in the past. Back in 2018 the 46-year old apologized for showing up two hours late to the Brussels and Paris stops of the 20th anniversary of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill European tour.
“We’ve had a few challenges in these early shows,” she wrote.
“With deep gratitude I come on stage to perform an album that means so much to so many,” she continued. “Every day we push past inertia to present something sincere. Thank you for coming, supporting and for your patience and understanding.”
That wasn’t the end of it. Her performance at the Playground Festival in Glasgow, Scotland back in 2019 faced similar controversy. The talented singer was accused of shwoing up an hour and 15 minutes late for her performance, for which she apologized once again.
“My sincere apologies Glasgow for the late show and shorter set,” she began. “I appreciate the energy and support I did receive from the great crowd, and the patience of the promoters. I hope to come back and make it up to the Glasgow audience.”
She continued “It is only with great respect and Love for my art and the audience that I take the stage every performance. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Europe, the crowds have been great and incredibly receptive. I look forward to my upcoming shows in Poland, Italy, Denmark, and the UK. Again, thank you, and my sincerest apologies for that shorter set.”