Lauryn Hill To Possibly Face Years In Prison For Failing To File Taxes

After admitting to a judge that she intentionally chose not to pay taxes, Lauryn Hill could face three years in prison.

Singer Lauryn Hill may soon be facing serious time in prison, three years to be exact, for intentionally failing to file taxes starting in 2005. TMZ reports that Hill pled guilty while appearing in front of a judge earlier today (June 29).

HipHopDX previously reported that between 2005 and 2007 the singer earned $1.8 million but willingly chose not to file taxes all three years.

Following news of Hill’s tax woes earlier this month the singer turned to her Tumblr account to give fans her side of the story.

“My intention has always been to get this situation rectified.  When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes,” Hill explained. “This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.”

On top of possible prison time the singer could also be forced to pay almost $100,000 in fines. Sentencing will be revealed during a hearing in November.

RELATED: Lauryn Hill Responds To Charges For Failing To File Tax Returns

 

41 Comments

  • jase

    so? who cares? eminem and 2pac desreoyed this ol borong ass ho years ago.

  • Bee Hard

    Never sell your publishing

  • Bee Hard

    NEVER SELL YOUR PUBLISHING!!!

  • yourmomsballs

    She using that crazy shit as an excuse...

  • Anonymous

    The disrespect for Lauryn Hill is amazing. Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves.

    • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

      nO IDIOT JUST BECAUSE ITS LAURYN WHY DOES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? SHE COMMITTED A CRIME, WHAT DO WE GIVE HER A FUCKIN FREE PASS? WE DONT EARN HER AMOUNT OR HAVE HER TALENT BUT SHE CHOSE TO DO HER CRAZY SHIT AND NOW SHE IS PAYING FOR IT SO JUMP OFF HER CLIT CUNTT. YMCMB MMG SOLDIERS

    • Mortis

      Sandusky needs a cell mate

  • FUCKHER

    SEND HER DOWN. COUNTRIES HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITHOUT MILLIONAIRES AVOIDING TAXES. DUDES SAYING FUCK THE GOVERNMENT? YOU WOULDNT BE ABLE TO LIVE WITHOUT THEM PAYING FOR WELFARE. STOP PEOPLE HAVING KIDS AND NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY FOR THEM IS THE WAY FORWARD

    • jase

      black folks stay being dumb

    • Anonymous

      Welfare is majority white too, even though saying it is a Republican dog-whistle at this point.

    • Anonymous

      & HERE WE GO WITH THE SUBLIMINAL WELFARE SH!T CORPORATE TAX BREAKS R WELFARE FARMERS GET SUBSIDIARIES NOT 2 GROW THAT IS WELFARE THE STIMULUS WAS CORPORATE WELFARE CLOSE TO 50 PERCENT OF WHITE HOUSEHOLDS R COLLECTIN FOOD STAMPS & BENEFITS SO STFU WITH ALL THAT "STOP MAKIN BABIES & LIVIN HOME BLACK PEOPLE" BULLSH!T ALL THE ABOVE I NAMED ARE PREDOMINATELY WHITE

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    Lock her dumb ass up!!! 'Nough said.

  • Anonymous

    Society brought that ass back in dumbo...society don't stop or make exceptions...fuck is up with all the "talented" folks turning weirdo...if its "something" out there to the point where you feel the need to withdraw..lol...from society...then save us all and put it out there...otha than that..quoted from the late, great Rick James..."cocaine is a hellava drug..."

  • IDK

    Same thing happened to Wesley Snipes. He didn't pay his taxes, and is serving a three-year term since 2010. He's gonna come out sometime next year.

  • Mortis

    Dumb Bitch. Nothing but a cum dumpster squirting out insects every 9 months sucking off the hind tit of the government to support her crazy ass. Lock her up with Sandusky.

  • Huh?

    Nah Nah Nah Nah..hey hey hey...goooodbyyyee..

  • Anonymous

    Fuck the government taking our money to pay for their wars and invading our privacy. Anyone that agrees that she is in the wrong is fucking asleep. More people with balls need to stop paying their taxes too. If we all did it we could stop these evil fuckers. She needs to go stay with Assata over in Cuba and get away from this fucked up government.

  • What

    Here is the rewrite Lauryn Hill get 3 year in prison for failing to pay her taxes, man the excuse she have for not paying any taxes no juge going for that it only take one day out of hiding to do your taxes come on.

  • Anonymous

    She is so bi polar, i'm sure of it now. Her reasons for disappearing are stupid, she's just paranoid as hell. Just come out and say you have a mental problem, then we'll understand.

    • Anonymous

      paranoid is the fist word that came to mind. paranoia ruins lives. just look at all these illuminati conspiricists. aint doing shit with their lives.

  • Anonymous

    You know who ain't have this problem: Rick Rozay. BAWSE. Lauryn was taking care of her kids when she shoulda been gettin money. It's simple logic. Rick Ross > your favorite overrated female MC.

    • Anonymous

      Dawg you sound pathetic...fuck did that come from...prolly gaining weight, growing a beard and going broke..smoking ya life away..to be like that nigga...you prolly applied for corrections too....pahahahahaha...

    • Anonymous

      Ross is not a MC lol. Troll harder.

    • dentaldamboy

      Who could even argue that Ross is better than overrated female MCs. Ross is one of the hottest MCs in the game.

    • Anonymous

      I'm 100% convinced hiphopdx staff posts these comments to start arguments on their on site. people aren't really that stupid

  • Burmy

    Anybody else noticed the artists' tax and weapons problems only started getting released after Obama got elected? Remember when hip-hop was about "fight the power"? Then Obama got elected, and you started kissing the government's collective ass, and the quality of hip-hop declined. As much hate as I'll get-I can say hip-hop is dead if Obama gets another four years. The only way we can survive is if he LOSES-then we'll be mad, angry, pissed off-and then our music will be POWERFUL with QUALITY again.

    • Anonymous

      & LOOK AT THIS CLOWN HERE DIDN'T BUBBA SPARXXX JUST JOIN THE GANG? RIIIIIIIGHT OBAMA HAD IT IN FOR BUBBA HE CAN'T GET JIGGY WIT IT WHEN MS BOOTY COMES UP ON THE IPOD FOHWTBS

    • tyson

      You talk like mainstream hip-hop wasn't absolute shit before Obama got elected.

  • DK

    HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES THIS 50 YEAR OLD HOE HAVE? I LOST COUNT,ANYWAY THEY WILL EAT OFF OF WELFARE....HER ARMY OF BABIES IS SAFE

  • DK

    HAAAAAHAAAAAAAA......THIS HOE BREED LIKE A FUCKEN RABBIT, SHE AINT RICH LIKE MY NIGGA NICKI THAT'S WHY THEY ARE GOING TO LOCK HER. THESE HOES CANT KEEP UP WITH QUEEN NICKI...LOCK THAT HOE IN A CAGE WITH AN ARMY OF UGLY BABIES......... PINK FRIDAY ALL DAY ANYDAY ERYWAY EVERYWHERE AND THAT DAY

  • wow

    lol yal r out ya legging minds 1herb thinks wayne made it cool for rappers to go to prison... the otha guy obviously has a personal issue with lauryn hill eitha way she aint tryin to go to prison nor make it look cool its likely embarrassing for her as it would be you if you had a family start settin a trend for yourself to not be fuckin retarded peace

  • illone

    Lauryn Hill is Forrest Gump. She made it by the sheer grace of God.

  • illone

    Sometimes you shake your head at a person who waste their talents and say "you're pretty dumb for a smart person." With Lauryn, it's "you're pretty smart for a dumb person."

  • dentaldamboy

    Ever since Wayne got locked up on the Island, everybody wants to be like him and go to prison. Everyone in the rap game wants to be like Wayne. Wayne has always been a trend setter and is paving the road for future MCs as I type.

    • @dentaldamboy

      You must be living under a rock or something because rappers have been going to jail WAY before Wayne was born.

    • Anonymous

      man other rapper getting murder rap wayne when to jail for a gun being on his bus, are you serious, this nigga was on the island in protective care not sing sing stupid

    • dentaldamboy

      Glad to see that someone agrees! Lil Wayne and YMCMB are the greatest and I love them. I bet Wayne's privates taste amazing. His groupies are lucky!!

  • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

    Well thats what you get! Bitch Your are not above the law whore YMCMB SOLDIERS

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