Lauryn Hill Writes Open Letter Addressing IRS & Racism

Lauryn Hill criticizes, among other things, "America's particular brand of hypocrisy."

Lauryn Hill's legal woes are well-documented. In May, Hill was sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion for failing to file tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Hill cited threats to her family as her reason for missing the payments.

In April, Hill addressed her tax problems via her Tumblr page, and has done so again in an expansive open letter, questioning not only the IRS, but the societal constructs of the United States.

The former Fugees member opened her letter with a discussion about reverse racism, and how, in her opinion, the concept is lacking context:

"The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous," wrote Hill. "Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries. Much of the foundation of the modern world was built on the forced free labor of black peoples. The African Slave Trade, the institution of slavery, colonialism, its derivative systems, and the multiple holocausts throughout history, where whites used race as the defining reason to justify their oppression, conquest, and brutal treatment of non-white peoples, are how race became such a factor to begin with."

Lauryn continued on the subject, qualifying that there are many white people who are not "exploiting ill-gotten privilege or perpetuating the sins of their ancestors who used violence and deceit as a means to gain advantage over others."

The letter transitioned to Lauryn's IRS woes, with Hill writing that "America's particular brand of hypocrisy is gross (double entendre)."

"I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term ‘make the IRS whole’… make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities. The entire time, I thought, who has made black people whole?! Who has made recompense for stealing, imposing, lying, murdering, criminalizing the traumatized, taking them against their wills, destroying their homes, dividing their communities, ‘trying’ to steal their destinies, their time, stagnating their development, I could go on and on. Has America, or any of the nations of the world guilty of these atrocities, ever made black people or Africa whole or do they continue to sit on them, control them, manipulate them, cage them, rob them, brutalize them, subject them to rules that don’t apply to all? Use language, veiled coercion, and psychological torment like invisible fences to keep them locked into a pattern of limitation and therefore control by others. You have to remain focused to cease from rage."

To conclude her letter, Hill questioned the vicious cycle of the judicial system in the United States.

"Why would a system, ‘well intentioned’, wait until breakdown or incarceration to consider rehabilitation, after generations of institutionally inflicted trauma and abuse on a people? To me it is obvious that the accumulation of generational trauma and abuse have created the very behaviors the system tries to punish, by providing no sufficient outlets for the victims of institutional terror. Clearly, the institution seeks to hide its own criminal history at the expense and wholeness of the abused, who ‘acting out’ from years of abuse and mistreatment, reflect the very aggression that they were exposed to."

Read the rest of Lauryn's letter here (spotted at Potholes In My Blog).

RELATED: Lauryn Hill Moving Out Of House In Advance Of Eviction

271 Comments

  • nikki

    who cares pay your taxes looooseeer

  • paythebloodytoll

    How many mothers are struggling just to put food on her kids plates? What makes you so entitled to tax breaks? There is no racism, there is only greed and selfishness, traits that ironically makes Lauryn Hill no different than that of Turkish slave traders or of 19th century plantation owners.

  • tigerking7979

    Lauryn Hill is right about the long term effects of racism and the effects of racism in the judicial system. But racism has nothing to do with her getting in trouble with the IRS. She claims her family was being threatened, well why hasn't she said how she was threatened or provided evidence she was threatened. This has more to do with Lauryn Hill losing her mind. She lost it a long time ago. She was such a talented artist and hasn't done anything since 1998. No wonder Rohan Marley left her. Lauryn Hill was one of my favorite artists before she lost it. But on the real, her IRS problems have to do with her losing her mind.

    • BLACK MIKE

      Agreed she makes some valid points . However taxes are taxes obtain a clever accountant and suck it up

  • Anonymous

    HIP HOP DX ...Treats a lot of white visitors to this site as toy soldiers . I have not seen this article on any other site especially with such a misquoted headline Anyway hip hop dx is aware that this site attracts a lot of young easily manipulated white folk and are very aware that race baiting draws a lot of angry comments which = higher advertising costs they can charge to an advertiser to promote their offers/services due to traffic spikes Hip Hop DX has no dignity or journalistic class .. P.S i am white myself

  • RACE BAITING AGAIN

    The people on this site are so fucking racist it's fucking disgusting the hate some of you people have coursing through you're bodys ..

  • Anonymous

    black people probably haven't even gotten over the fact ancient Egyptians enslaved nearby blacks thousands of years ago Black person - "but but there was a black pharaoh!" Yeah, probably just a puppet like Obama though

  • realonekm

    why is it the minute a person of color speaks about the history slavery and uses the word white, that person is considered racist, in what way? telling the truth, white people or Europeans enslaved Africans which black people are descendants of imagine your grandfather as property. open your eyes be conscious>>> a thing called empathy ...FUCK!

  • yourdaddy

    Soooo, did she get locked up for evading taxes or because she's black? Lauryn, pay your taxes like every black, white, asian, hispanic and stfu... black people LOVE to pull the race card whenever they get into some shit, instead of taking full responsibility for their stupidity.

  • Be strong

    Kizman you aint never lied!!! the audacity of some people, ya know?

  • RealTalk101

    Whats an African Slave Trade? I've heard of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. That must have been something centralized in Africa because its never effected somebody who touched foot on American soil in the context of those words. With that said, yes Africans were packaged in exploitation from Africa origin to the America's, so were several other cultures and creeds of peoples, such as the Irish. There was also more people responsible for being the back bone of slave exploitation in the Transatlantic slave trade then just the English such as the Spanish. My point is this, every race of people has oppressed and been oppressed through inhumane acts. A human being is single in thought, memory, experience etc. and if you package yourself into a racial lineage of a collective, you are a poison to the stagnant ongoing tension rather then the solution to defusel and growth. I have love for anybody who is respectful and seeks knowledge in this world the same way they came in it as an individual, One person is bigger then a collective racial ancestory argument. We should not forget the past for historical sake but that is where it ends as we go forth new era's you bring yesterday era's into tomorrows generations you stagnant growth for the days ahead and you become societies cancer, be better.

    • Anonymous

      American has an educational system and legal system geered towards or designed to entrap black men and bring them into the prison industrial complex which is the source of the economy, with thousands if not millions doing very skilled labor for slave wages. With a gross number of slaves that out numbers those enslaved in the 1860s

    • Anonymous

      Black people should have been exempt from paying taxes and given lane or the 40 acres and a mule. Can you image a nation coming out of 400 years of slavery to white terrorism, black codes and Jimcrowism. Still no land and no 40 acres and you wonder why you have natural disasters, climate change in the most unusual places an escalating national debt crisis which is pushing America on the very verge of war

    • anonymous

      i understand where you're coming from but where does the government get their money? the people. im sorry i just cant support the idea of reparations.

    • Anonymous

      It's not poor whites that owe reparations, its governments and big institutions that built there empires on the sweat blood and tears of stolen black peoples labor for 400 years and ousted them from all social inequalities up to this present day. We... As in Our ancestors are owed for the gross mistreatment and injustice which occured over centuries to the benefit of white European governments and nations who have white washed us out of history usd black codes, white affirmatve action policies and done every thing possible in their power to the rise and advancemnt of black and oppressed peoples

    • anonymous

      YOU did not get enslaved. I never enslaved anybody. im sorry but im not payin for that.

    • Anonymous

      Africa is generally recognized as the richest continent on earth, Europe was an impoverished continent riddled with famine, feudalism and diseases, the entire contiennt was an economic depression before slavery and the African holocaust. Whites acquired wealth through the generations and set up institutions in the new world to govern themselves. Blacks were excluded from all manner of social life for 400 years without pay any type of pay or reform, all free liberties language culture freedom taken from them. We were systematically subordinated for centuries, uncompensated and used as a permanent labor class that existed on all margins of society. The Jews received reparations for what they suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany and so have many other nations why not black people who obviously died to build America

    • anonymous

      "have received no reparations" so you're implying that black people of America today should receive some sort of compensation for slavery hundreds of years ago? seems like a cop out to me and honestly being a white person whose ancestors didn't come to United States until 1900s, I don't feel I should have to pay for that. I (nor my ancestors) never enslaved anybody and you have never been enslaved. It's terrible what happened centuries ago i'm not trying to be insensitive about it, but rehashing it in unnecessary situations (such as owing money to the IRS like everybody goes through) isn't doing anybody any good.

    • Richyrich

      I think that you are missing the point. I dont think that she is attempting to stay in the past but rather address the past to shed light on the present. Understand where a person is in life and how they got there for example imagine if you will being in a country freed from salvery, given no money no education and no place to live. Add the fact that you have a wife and children to support what would you do. The answer for any MAN should be (anything to provide for my family) yes of course you want to do whats is legal and honorable, but if its "my kids starve to death" or :steal food" im think Ill pick the latte. That cycle has continued on for 2-3,4 generations that slavery has been gone.

    • Anonymous

      The practice of human enslavement is a phenomenon of mankind that dates back to prehistoric times. However the enslavement of black people in America has been so totally unique in it's role, scope, and consequences that historians, politicians, and social scientists have referred to this as a "peculiar" institution. It did not comply with traditional justifications for human enslavement. More over black enslavement did not end in a traditional manner. White slaveholders did not voluntarily free blacks, or was there a successful revolt. It took a four year Civil War costing nearly half a million lives, with whites fighting against whites with the southern whites economic and psychological dependence on black peoples free labor could not be instantly broken. No other human enslavement has engendered such intense emotional attachments, conflicts, hatreds and wealth for as many nations as did black enslavement and blacks have overall suffered a double dose of white oppression from many white nations and Europe and have received no reparations for their centuries of personal physical abuse and stolen labor. Black enslavement was purely and simply racial and economic exploitation, that caused economic revolutions and entrenched disparities between blacks and whites.

  • Anonymous

    "Nicolas cage has more than one tax evasion case and haven't touched a cuff or nothing" That's because he has the means to pay it back. Hill had someone (probably the label)make good on the 900k, but she's not going to be going 8-9x platinum again, so she better think of something. Maybe door to door candy sales.

  • Kizman

    What I learn most about white people from reading these mostly white comments, is that they have a massive superiority complex. They're very self righteous and think they're somehow "above" the things a lot of 'black people' choose to rap about. "How dare they talk about the struggles they had to deal with at the hands of white people, how dare they rap from the perspective a person from a white created ghetto, how dare they rap about having a better life after being deprived of anything and everything their whole lives. They should act like hipsters or pick up a dictionary and use big words to impress us. We control this shit and we should dictate what they do, even though they invented and we're just guests" lol That's what you guys sound like to me. White people have forgotten that they're just guests in our house. They have gotten WAAYYYY to bold and comfortable with this shit, look at these comments. They're no longer just buying rappers music for what it is, or accepting it... They actually think they can control it. They feel entitled to our music, as if it's the natural order of the world for them to take what we have. It's kind of unbelievable to me. It's articles like this that remind me why I don't have any white friends.

  • Be strong

    I feel Laurin's pain. Speaking the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Every she said was true... but wtF does that have to with her not paying a her taxes/////?? Fix up L boogie please, I beg you baby

  • joecharlton

    Shut the fuck up and pay your taxes.

  • uncle sam

    Pay your taxes Bitch!!

  • Hmmm.,,

    White people enslaved white people too, black people enslaved white people in northern africa for centuries, it's called the Ottoman Empire. Do you hear white people bitching about the times they were enslaved by Ghengis Khan? And why do white people get the blame for global racism? Who does the oppression in China? The Chinese. Who does the oppression in the middle east? Arabs. Who does the oppression in Mexico? Mexicans. Who does the oppression in Africa? Africans. There's no logic in today's debate on racism. It's just finger pointing and sympathy hungry fools. Everybody is oppressed by not color, but social status, poor white people are getting it just like everyone else, they're getting beaten, raped, and murdered by police, criminals, and corporate employees, too. Plus, majority of racism is explained through the media, that's where majority of people get their information, CNN, Fox News, History Channel, TLC, MTV, ect. That's not a reliable source by any means.

    • Gutter Marley

      As African Americans we've had our culture, heritage and family destroyed for centuries. African American slaves were not prisoners of war, and when slaves were acquired from other Africans and not stolen from the beaches, it was because no one knew of the inhumanities that would occur. The people selling them couldn't fathom the injustice to which they'd be subjected. It wasn't how they treated their slaves, because their slaves' slavery ended at death. There was no Willie Lynch during the Ottoman Empire. It wasn't fueled by racial-superiority. THAT hatred is problematic, because it can't be sated. Slavery in America still affects black people. Blacks built this country, and for nearly the last century our country has been the cornerstone of the modern world; yet, we're still demonized or humiliated in the media, killed in the INjustice system and locked out of opportunity because of our race. Today's captains of industry were established before those opportunities were open to black people. White people were raping everyone's resources in an attempt to established a race based system that could never fail, and to an extent they've succeeded. If you're not a captain of industry it's highly unlikely that truly be able to craft your destiny. You will quite often be a victim of circumstance. Black people experience this in perpetuity. Also, it's a myth to say believe some are not benefiting from white privilege. It needn't be accepted by the individual or flashed like a badge -it just is; because, they've taken the world by militaristic, anyone in their likeness will be more privileged than the opposite. I believe, to an extent, even when unsaid many white people take pride in the fact that their race accomplished this -that they couldn't be satisfied; they're happy with their races avarice. It would make them "superior survivors" and not just genetically-predisposed to psychosis. Every tool that allowed them to gain power now poses a threat to the society experienced by the common man, regardless of race. The colonial mindset of conquer this and plunder that is what leads to the capitalist greed that victimized Americans during the financial crisis, but people don't see it; instead, they blame Obama for the bailout. That said, Prometheus will get his guts pecked out for fucking with the Gods one too many times. Just wait.

    • Anonymous

      I hate it when Hip Hop DX starts race baiting to improve traffic stats all so they can charge an extra 5 cents CPM Anyway you're argument makes no logical sense the president of one of the most powerful nations on earth is a mixed race male . Their is a large amount of affluent black and brown people throughout the united states. If you only base you're opinion of black and brown people by what Rick Ross say's in a song or by watching the Wire on t.v you are missing the bigger picture

    • Anonymous

      White people get blamed for racism more because that's the only group that left their natural habitat (Europe)to conquer, enslave, and oppress others and have pulled it off pretty nice. Every other group you mentioned do it or did it in their own land that's why they don't have to deal with major race issues because they are of the same race. We're in a melting pot so everybody's experience is going to be different and you can't put down the next man's plight as non existent because you don't deal with it, maybe they do, but I do believe they should do more besides playing the victim, but we're talking about generations of demoralized people passing it on to the next so there's a lot to undo mentally before any progress is made.

  • Anonymous

    IS this the same IRS that helped Obama win his election? lol. Those racists.

  • Money First

    The bottom line is if you think taxation in the form of your personal income is fair you are a DUMBASS!! It is way past unconstitutional....they tax goods and services already so taking from the poor and everyday working poor, middle class, etc is bullshit!!

  • GC

    People get locked up, get killed by cops and get oppresed by the system everyday in every fuckin country in world. Why you afroamericans can't stop crying about how bad the white man is and start to wake your ass up??

  • -

    there's alot of stupid comments on here.. not all white people are rascist and not all black people are rascist. the anonymity the internet provides allows so many people who would be too scared to make their ignorant views public the safety of hiding behind a keyboard. shameful

  • HHDX

    = race baiting headlines to create drama. i didnt see this open letter anywhere bec noone cares about this washed up has been broke drug addict. so DX bec noone follows their website has to use articles and titles from old racist black people to bait whites into defending themselves then make it seem like whites are racist.. good job DX. way to get a few comments tomm back to 10 comments a day from the same 2 trolls who use swag

  • KKK Spokesman

    Stupid spear chucker is mad she got caught, do your time like a good chimp and shut the fuck up.

  • word up

    She's dropping some knowledge but what the hell does this have to do with tax evasion or the IRS? I personally believe the IRS is a corrupt money system given all their recent scandals plus the fact that there is reason to believe that they collect our tax dollars for the private Federal Reserve System that currently controls our money supply meaning none of that money benefits citizens. But that's a whole different issue. Race has nothing to do with her tax problems. She didn't pay taxes and the penalty is jail time. That's the law

  • Mediator

    Lauren Hill is an incredibly talented woman, but is perhaps one of the most racist people in the public eye today. This is a woman who said she would "rather sell her children into slavery than have white people buy [her] music." She evaded her taxes for three consecutive years and was shocked the IRS brought her up on charges?

    • Mediator

      She said it then her publicist fiercely denied it, but Lauryn herself never denied it. And I misquoted her she actually said she would rather have her children "starve" not be sold into slavery. This is clearly not a woman who has any sort of fondness for white people so it really shouldn't surprise you.

    • Anonymous

      mtv said that was a lie

  • Geko

    Black people stop using the race card every time you fuck up. Stop!!!!!!

    • Geko

      I feel you but mr cage still makes money and has a better attorney and she would show up 2 shows late when she could have made more 2 keep her out. I don't wish jail on anybody.i think the government gave her a reality check.

    • Anonymous

      I don't think it's because they fuck up. It's because they get punished worse for the same screw ups white people do. She paid her bill(late) yet they still fuckin with her. Nicolas cage has more than one tax evasion case and haven't touched a cuff or nothing.

  • Anonymous

    If you haven't made the connection yet. Please name a white celeb right now doing time for tax evasion? There are cases but who's gotten time for it? Maybe minorities need to be more fiscally responsible because you already pissed off some white racists running the system so your penalties are going to be more severe than that of a white tax evader. Don't give me the president's black bs either, he played black folks twice in 08 and 12 he's yet to do anything for blacks, only gays and illegals are benefiting from what he's doing in DC.

    • Anonymous

      She paid off the man too in one lump sum, so why is she getting locked up? I believe there's a lot tax evaders out there of all races, some just slip thru the cracks more than others and may never get caught. A rich minority will be investigated harder not just for taxes, remember DWB? Have you ever been stopped without any explanation as why you were stopped? Randomly frisked? And you're probably clean as hell. White people who aren't racist are mad cool until they act as if racism don't exist, black people have their own internal problems but racism from the system is real.

    • Anonymous

      The difference is Nic Cage has the means to make the money back to pay off his taxes. You never saw him do an interview where he blamed anybody. He made one comment about his money man and that was it. It has nothing to do with race. Problem is a lot of the people not paying their taxes just so happen to be African American. Athletes... Actors... Musicians... There's a pattern of denial, especially with Hill.

    • Anonymous

      False returns on top of tax evasion and other douchery (Joe Francis). Never paid and had a prior for the same thing(Hatch). Securities fraud and not for tax evasion got Martha Stewart. Sophia Loren is an immigrant and only did 17 out of 30 days and she's an immigrant. Willie Nelson lost his assests from it but no jail. I'll give you Spiro Agnew even tho it would've different if it wasn't for Watergate.

    • Mediator

      You're kidding me right? Sophia Loren? Martha Stewart? Joe Francis? All white an all did time for tax evasion. And he's not really a celebrity but that guy Richard from Survivor got a 3 year prison sentence for tax evasion. Lauren Hill is perhaps one of the most racist celebrities of the 21st century, and plays the race card whenever she can.

    • Anonymous

      Nope he's free walking the streets. He caught a case but no time.

  • Blor

    I hate celebrities who make millions but don't pay their taxes. Who da hell are they thinking they are? A god? Then blame IRS, use racism. F*ck you! What do you know about racism? Have you ever listened Strange Fruit? That song tells what racism is in brief. A whining b*tch is not! I hate people who take advantage of racism. This is disrespect to their ancestors who really faced the racism.

  • Whatever

    Whatever, bono, madonna, brad pitt, bill gates are out there in Africa trying to make a change, Jay-z is on yachts, diddy is pimpin his garage and ricky ross is tossin dollars in the strip club. Jay-z talking about Brooklyn this, hood that, you think he gives a fuck about black people? He only wants a picasso...

    • Anonymous

      I think Jay Z may have spent quite a bit of time promoting the clean water project in sub Saharan Africa . Anyway think whatever makes you happy, as we all need convenient stereotypes, to fit in with our mental ideology

  • Jeff Harris

    Whitey made me do it :) Ahhhhh ...the White gods are punishing lauren ..lauren can't hardly function in this life ..winds up in prison ...because the 'White gods' ...control her life ... same old story ...same old result

  • lol

    When she named her album Miseducation of Lauryn hill i didnt know she was tlaking about her level of education lol. her legacy= racist, didnt pay taxes, broke, sad life.

    • Anonymous

      SAME PERSON SO SAD YOU LIVE A LONELY LIFE GET A JOB LEAVE MOM'S BASEMENT ,GET A GIRLFRIEND YOU CAN ACHIEVE SO MUCH MORE

  • COCA

    WHITE PEOPLE PAY TAXES TOO... SO SHE THINKS THAT BLACK PPL SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GET RICH AS FUCK AND NOT PAY TAXES DUE TO SLAVERY??? THE RACIST CARD IS NOT APPLICABLE IN THIS CASE... JUST PAY YOUR DAMN TAXES INSTEAD OF TRYING TO BE A REBEL WITH NO REAL CAUSE!

  • Anonymous

    She paid her taxes late but she paid them, so why such a harsh sentence? Maybe there is some truth about what they say about the IRS targeting specific people. I thought with back taxes you pay the bill and penalties and it's a done deal. I may be wrong but nobody I know that have been in that situation is or has been locked up.

  • White Devil

    Well its off to work now you trolls! if was fun stirrin shit up! its time for me to go pitch fork a couple asses and send em in my dungeon for eternity!!!! i also got to talk to god and figure out what we have to do to end this broke black racism thought. its like a disease and me the white devil will come up with a solution of fix your broke mentalities to improve your lives. n tell kanye back the fuck off before god send this nigga to me for a visit! god doesnt like kanye west. god doesnt like wifing up whore bags? did he not read the bible? time to make $$$ later bitchs! enjoy circle jerkin eachother and trollin webpages the entire day!!!! if you need bus money holla

    • White Devil

      idk the tech. you guys have over in europe but here we have things called I phones. and no im not really getting emotional at all..actually you are lol

    • Anonymous

      I can tell you are getting over emotional like a little bitch because you are now spelling you're looser name wrong Whiet Devil what the fuck does that even mean ?

    • Anonymous

      Look at you being all emotional . Plus i thought you had a job another lie i take it . Whats it like being an unemployed piece of shit

    • Whiet Devil

      if you cant tell i spell my words with ING and i spell 'fuccin'..Fucking!..dont me mad bec even black people realize your an uncle tom ass mf

    • White Devill

      niggas be like-- im black i live in europe!

    • Anonymous

      P.S again you stupid fucking PEASANT it is very obvious that BAHA is one of the same person ...i.e "YOU" Son you really are the weak link of you're race

    • White Devil

      your more white than i am hahaha im gonna start callin you white boy

    • White Devil

      oh so you mean your a house nigga HA sorry to offend you uncle tom. fuck you doing in europe uncle tom? yeah ill get your cheeseburger..when i run to mcdonalds on my lunch break so i can get some food im hungry. im about to grab a mcdouble w big mac sauce. n i swear if your people dont make my food right im complaining!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      See you deluded cunt i am fucking black you dumb PEASANT cunt get a fucking grip of yourself and pull up you're fucking panties ..And get me a fucking burger you stupid White Nigg*r cunt

    • White Devil

      good job @european fag- aka mr captain save a racist nigg*r. the people your here defending on my post is pretty much telling you fuck off.. smh

    • Anonymous

      ^ Obviously white ^

    • BAHA

      look at these two fuccin CRACCERS goin against eachother. europe or america you craccers are craccers no matter where you are and the worst kind of people you fuccin craccers. nigga from europe think he all noble n shit you just a saltine pasty fuccin craccer too defensive ass crumpet n tea ass nigga. givin out american steroytypes and complain about a craccer givin you european craccers sterotype. fuck all u

    • Anonymous

      P.S it's you're not your to different meanings SONNY BOY

    • Anonymous

      Calm down son and get to work . You are getting all upset i suppose shift work in a fast food restaurant can do that to a grown man .... $21...11 ....It's off to work we GO

    • Anonymous

      Yep eating crumpets, cucumber sandwiches and drinking tea with the queen..and whatever outdated stereotypes you yanks think ... Have a good day as you guys say . It's been amusing and slightly disturbing how some of you think all at the same time !! God Bless

    • White Devil

      i think you mistake me for someone who gives a fuck about your life? i didnt reply to your posts assuming i knew about your life, when i never met you ever. i dont remember some post we had a convo on apparently that happened within this year im assuming? (bec if its been longer your lifes sadder than racist black people) and 3) if your such a boss you wouldnt remember some bullshit chat on hhpx blog about kanye west and details of our convo so your DEF lying and i will enjoy working my job= my hobby i love what i do and if there was 9 days id work 9 days a week..nothing better than gettin bread from something you love in life 21=12 in europe well 21=21 in america.. so again who the fuck cares about your opinion? i never asked nor did i ask any questions

    • fuck

      you dirty crumpet eatin bitches.

    • Anonymous

      That is exactly what i mean you are bragging about earning $21 an hour ,i live in Europe that is the equivalent of 12 per hour were i live that is peasant money you earn for working in McDonalds . And one last thing son i do not work for people i work for myself i am an employer not an employee driving R.O.I for clients . You are a simple minded trailer trash peasant and their is nothing wrong with that just accept station in life . Now get to work ...!!!!

    • White Devil

      you remember a convo like that? your life must be extra sad if you remember an online convo i cant recall. and mad? i never get mad about a troll who i never met calling me poor trailer trash when my cribs probably half the size of your whole apartment complex. not to mention i could trade in my car now and buy w.e you own plus you probably. and when you mean smoke meth you mean work from 3-10 getting $21 an hour and gettin some pussy at the end? tell me whos mad? by you syaing you remember a convo that happened with me supposedly god knows when..id say you? butt hurt? white devil---out!

    • Anonymous

      Your'e the same dude who got upset when i stated the facts that when i picture you i envisaged a poor piece of trailer trash during that kanye discussion . And you got all upset when i mentioned university you little bitch . Now fuck off like last time and go smoke some more meth and play with your little sister inappropriately you sick pedophile cunt Thank you please come again !!! LOLZ

  • roger93

    she doesnt pay her taxes, blames racism

  • A Civil Adult

    She's absolutely right. I just wish she and other rappers/celebrities wouldn't wait til something happens to them before they start speaking up. She knew all this was true to begin with. As for you hateful racist pricks in here feeling 'mighty' like you just got some kind of victory. You're obviously threatened by the power of people of color, or you wouldn't be so worked up to begin with. The irony of it is that the more you torture and oppress a people, the stronger they become. That is why the physical evolution of black people is clearly moving at a rate that white people can no longer compete with. If you throw every dog off a roof for 100 generations, eventually the dogs will learn how to fly, and start shitting all over the heads of everyone else. Hope you brought your umbrellas you cocksuckers. Peace and Love to EVERYONE. These days a good, civil, reasonable human being of ANY race is rare, and I ride for THAT team. Fuck all you savage ass racist idiots of any race. Educate yourself and grow up, losers.

    • Anonymous

      I know your a bit dumb and i refuse to call you white devil i prefer the term "delusional idiot" ..Anyway just in case you are unaware You're president is half white and half black

    • Anonymous

      The presidents mom was white pop's was white = mixed race

    • White Devil

      also for you to say shes right about racism. means your a racist yourself..so look in the mirror before you speak out about something you are yourself.

    • White Devil

      who gives a fuck. get money or dont. even rich black people dont care for broke black people noone no matter of your race or not is going to help you in life. get over it its sink or swim for ANY race. not just black people its 2013 the president is black. get a clue, education and fuck off

  • Stay Mad

    White people claim to hate black people, yet they come to these sites every single day to read about black rappers, yet they're the ones purchasing black rappers CD's, going to the shows. At the end of the day, comments or no comments, we win for that alone. Thanks guys. :)

    • Anonymous

      Correction. The labels are winning.

    • Mediator

      I'm sorry where did you get "White people claim to hate black people?" When do you hear white people going around claiming to hate black people as if it's a point of pride? I think the fact that the majority of people who buy rap records are white shows evidence to the contrary of what you're saying. Stop fear-mongering and acting like America is the Jim Crow South. America might not actually be "Post-Racial" but it is people like Lauren Hill who are preventing it from becoming that way.

    • WHO?????

      Better rappers? WHO!???? mac miller boring ass? asher roth and his sudo-lyricism? action bronson???????...........ha WHO? The only white rapper worth listenin to is em.

    • rap

      is white now. cant control it white people are taking over rap at a fascinating rate. way better rappers to.

  • JEREMY KKK -A THANK YOU TO ALL YOU GUYS:

    THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ : I love this site it's better than stormfront i get to share and indulge in the two things i love most hiphop and racism . What's even funnier is looking through the reply's the blacks don't even bother to defend themselves it's like they are scared or are just sacred and realise their feeble process is no match for our superior thought processes. However without you guy's none of this would be possible and this is why i would like to commend my strong brave white brothers/ soldiers in the game for helping to turn HipHop Dx into the beautiful place it is today . Not only can we berate our distant cousins but we are a kind people so we also educate them so that they have a better understanding of why we poor trod on Caucasians have a tendency to become really pissed off when we hear anything/or anyone claiming that racial injustices have or have ever taken place in this proud and fair nation of ours For example we gave them a black president ..O.K we gave them a half black president let's be honest we couldn't have gone full negro in the Oval office as that would be madness In closing , From this day forward I would like every one of my strong white brothers to pat themselves on the back and look themselves in the mirror and repeat to themselves today i made a change for the greater good of america ... It is only with your anonymous posts and racist ideologies will we rid this beautiful site of those people who mean harm to our way of life and this thing of our's called HIP HOP Support the true artists of this game buy that new "Riff Raff" album as together we stand divided we will fall . Thank's for reading guy's

  • Kool Koon Killa

    If it werent for Jerry Heller than your nigga noise genre would have never taken off, if it werent for all the white exec's than you would have no outlet to get your music out there. If it werent for white people helping you in the 60's than MLK and you niggs would still be without rights, if it werent for whites fighting each other in the 1860's for you're freedom than you would still be good farm equiptment picking our cotton for us. If it wasn't for white people or other races for that matter than the black race would have gone extinct hundreds of years ago.

  • xxx

    What Lauren Hill is taking about is true on the racism side, it's about wealth, opportunity & class... As rich as Oprah and Michael Jordan are their bosses are Jewish or white.... The 13 original families are whites and Jews !!! On the other side you must pay your taxes and take advantage of your opportunities... It's hard as hell to be black in this word unless your a rapper or sports athlete but life goes on...The world is not fair and has messed up people of all races...As far as the world goes whites and jews have it locked down..

    • Anonymous

      That is such a narrow minded view. There are plenty of everyday African Americans who make decent/good livings, raise families, and enjoy life. What you see on TV with athletes and actors is fantasy land bullshit. You live life with what God gives you. Whether your rich or poor, you can bet somewhere somebody would die to be in your position regardless of how you see it.

    • Mediator

      What is the point of saying "Whites and Jews have it locked down?" you are perpetuating racial hatred right now. Oprah is also her own boss by the way, she has advisors but not superiors. Additionally, African Americans are only 14% of the population so is it really surprising that representation in the financial world is higher among whites who represent 72% of the American population? Use some logic here.

    • Anonymous

      DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT- GET AN EDUCATION U DUMB FUCK

  • jaja

    this woman looks like a chia pet HAHAHAHAHA. i think chia pets live better than she do though

  • Anonymous

    stick your racism up your ass your the fucking RACIST slut cunt

  • White Devil

    ARRRRRRRRRRRRR i am the white devil fear me broke people. fearrrr mee ARHARHAHRHAHRHAHHA i will come on earth an reign fire on all broke black people who do not like my kind. you will burn in hell broke people you will burn in hell ps lauryn hill. i designed crack so you can ascend into heaven. your taking the white devils vitamins

    • anonymous

      our country is the biggest economy in the world idiot... The entire world economy is directly affected by the U.S economy debt or no debt

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^ You're countries drowning in debt numb nuts ^^^^^

    • ^^^^

      yet were still richer than you pussies!! eat a dick faggot!

    • DUH

      Like on CNN ... I swear you Americans are the dumbest of the dumb both BLACK AND WHITE ..No wonder the world thinks Americans are mentally retarded

    • White Devil

      i swear i should buy a round of hooked on phonix for poor black people so they educate themselves like rich black people you see on CNN, and news channels.. bec the way black ppl think on this site youd think all black ppl are are ballers or drug dealers..even your own kind dont know your own kid is in business and not just rappers

    • White Devil

      more poor blacks that cant read smh.. obvious you only took 1 word of my comment and completely missed the few words before HAHA. poor? where do you live. ill buy you house and car now in cash

    • Anonymous

      We are not on Worldstar dumb CUNT have a look in your browser Yes that's right the thing at the top that says Hip Hop DX you really are the lowest hanging fruit on the tree . And you are so thick you will probably think that is a comment . Their is clearly a reason why 1st cousins should not interbreed with each other and you are clearly not IT! P.S i wouldn't ever dream of calling you a white devil . Just poor white trash sums you up neatly

    • White Devil

      Scroll to the first few pages. and check worldstar ocassionally. THE WHITE DEVIL WILL REIGN ITS WHITENESS ON THE BROKE BLACK PEOPLE SO YOU GUYS CAN LIVE WITH YOURSELVES AND YOUR CARDBOARD BOXES WITH CANDLES FOR LIGHTS BEC YOU CANT HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS IN THIS WORLD. ararhahhahrahra

    • Anonymous

      L.O.L I bet you are really frustrated that no black people have posted calling you white devils . Son it is all in your head you are posting random comments on a hip hop website . Is this what your life has come too pathetic when you think about it

  • Chi-ill

    You make money, you waste money, you pay taxes! Any fucking questions?!

  • Anonymous

    Again, another nigga playing the victim. Bitch, if you don't like this country GET THE FUCK OUT! go back to Africa and see how much money you make there. You might not have to pay all these taxes.

  • real real

    i thnk being broke is a disease. like aids kills you. it automatically makes you hate white people bec your broke. i thnk lauryn hill should start a group session for broke black people to vent their frustrations about themselves to people who actually care (other broke black people)

  • Anonymous

    She's on some 5150 type stuff. Wow. What happened to the Lauryn Hill that used to make good music? She had money. Fame. Something went terribly wrong, and it's kinda sad cause no matter what she does from here on out, she's clearly not well.

    • Anonymous

      I am surprised you even know how to type on a keyboard you come across as some kind of regressive throwback

    • lol

      its not all blacks..just broke ones the black people i know all got money and education

    • Eric

      She's black what do you expect . We gave her a chance supported the fugges when her own kind refused to listen as she played the guittar and she threw it in our face . Refusing to pay taxes who does she think she is Google

    • lol

      crack went wrong

  • anonymous

    .... pay your taxes. like everyone else.

  • this

    is why the white race is the best. even when a crack head broke black woman talks about white people we dont come back with racism .. we just laugh at you broke bum black people who cant afford your own cloths and food. lauryn hill thanks for the laugh..now get back to your crack pipe. and pay your taxes you bum!!

  • Coolin

    This old-broad is as racist as they come. I am white and have never seen a slave, ever. Racism will always be around with people like Hill. The black community is just as racist if not more racist than the white community in the year 2013. Racism will live on forever with pieces of shit like this. Thanks and God Bless

    • Chi-Ill

      Coolin, I have nothing else to do but agree with you!

    • James Blaze

      It seems the blacks are more racist especially after reading all the angry posts they have left in regards to this story . Just have a look it is absolutely disgusting the way they have responded to this article post after post of racist anger and evil . And they have the front to call us the evil ones

  • I AM RACIST OK

    I just hate blacks,browns,chinese ...There i said it !!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Crazy shit is, by reading ALL of these white comments, it is OBVIOUS that you ALL have something against black people and yet you're on a hip hop site. A cognitive dissonance indeed.

    • Anonymous

      @ lol...O.K you are clearly delusional ONLY 2-3 white people in a comments section of 100s are being RACIST-REALLY -YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT . LOLZ Can you count ? start from the top to the bottom and tell me you still believe that irrational statement this page is full of white racists and i am yet to see a white devil mentioned except for you saying it yourself that is Also no one called you a white devil Idiot in fact if i was to call you anything it would be poor trailer trash and that is purely based on your obvious lack of intellect not your generic make up ! To be honest you are clearly either 1)Mad 2)Thick 3)Lacking cognitive ability If being a racist is your thing that's fine we all have choices but be a man stand by your beliefs don't be weak Except that at this present time no one is calling you a white devil and their is a lack of black people from what i can tell even commenting on this article

    • lol

      and ps you clearly cant read. or need to get back into school not more than 2-3 white people in a comments of 100s has anything negative to say about black ppl here.. were just laughing at the comments made towards us i mean white devil.. really what are people 10 im a white devil AHAHHRRARARAR scary?

    • lol

      meaning, simple simon. were in a rap blog bec theres white people = same skin tone. so were not going to rap sites just for black rappers. were here to peep all rappers black or white. rap is no longer just a black thing as @anon1 suggested

    • ?

      @ lol, No offence but your statement makes no sense whatsoever 99% of the posts are white people just spewing racist hatred not really sure what white rappers or black ones for that matter have to do with it ?

    • lol

      theres more white rappers than ever now adays rap = black and white..get over it

  • what i like to see

    no white people respond back negativly- just laught this clowns comments off like i do. not a single reason in the world to be mad about some broke crack heads opinion

  • Anonymous

    here comes the mean shallow comments. Lauryn Hill had a huge opportunity and she squandered it. end of story.

  • Assassin221

    Damn, she just played a full deck of race cards. I agree with her about "reverse racism" being fake though. Let's just call it what it is, regular-ass racism. "Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries." OK, but neither me nor any of the white people I know have participated in any hatred, violence, cruelty, or brutality toward people of color. To hold us accountable for shit we didn't do based on the color of our skin equals racism. And the system is flawed, but that doesn't explain why she can't pay her damn taxes.

    • Anonymous

      what did Lauryn Hill do to change the system the last 15 years why she's been sat with her millions in Jamaica getting baked, fucking and having a dozen babies?

    • Assassin221

      I kind of think that's bullshit, but for the sake of argument, what should I be doing to change the system? People love to point the finger without any content to back it up.

    • Anonymous

      if you benefit from the system and do nothing to change it, that is just as bad as being an active participant.

  • Clyde

    Was going to post but seems like i am the only BLACK GUY in town so will just quietly turn around and walk the other way and leave you guy's to get the anger off your chests

    • imho

      to bad i learned all those words when i went to college for business college= a school where people learn to educate themselves. its a place with books and chairs and teachers and you get a thing called a diploma at the end of it.

    • Anonymous

      I very much doubt it PEASANT .. You are the kind of loser who cannot differentiate the difference between an asset and a liability. You son are a depreciating asset . Now go and type those keywords into Google so you can comprehend what the fuck i am talking about

    • imho

      HAHA ill buy anything you own now and double..poor? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

    • Anonymous

      You sound like a poor piece of trailer trash Anyway i leave alone so that you can be all mad "racistly" YOU ARE WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY JUST A PIECE OF TRAILER TRASH DIRT

    • imho

      @you are america-- idk i just made it up, so what sue me and is it black peoples mission to try and upset white people. noone cares what a clyde or carlos says. just bec theres white people voicing their opinions doesnt mean were mad LOL were not even close to mad a lauyn hill..who is lauryn hill that white people shuld be so mad about her crack head broke comments..dont worry ill wait. black + broke/living with mommy = hates whites black + successful/job/schoool= loves everyone ill put carlos and clyde under broke

    • YOU ARE AMERICAN I GUESS

      Is their such a word as "racistly" ?

    • Carlos

      @ Clyde if you know what's good for you i would turn around and get to stepping this isn't a place for you or me . These guy's are really pissed off best to just let it blow over and come back when it's safe

    • imho

      you must not read the comments..noones mad. or responding back racistly. were laughing at this chick.

  • Greg

    Lauren....please shut the f*ck up and stop makin' us blacks look f*ckin stupid. Should have paid your taxes d*mbass...like the rest of us....who didn't make millions, smfh. This dumb b*tch deserves all she gets

  • JEREMY KKK -A THANK YOU TO ALL YOU GUYS

    THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ : I love this site it's better than stormfront i get to share and indulge in the two things i love most hiphop and racism . What's even funnier is looking through the reply's the blacks don't even bother to defend themselves it's like they are scared or are just sacred and realise their feeble process is no match for our superior thought processes. However without you guy's none of this would be possible and this is why i would like to commend my strong brave white brothers/ soldiers in the game for helping to turn HipHop Dx into the beautiful place it is today . Not only can we berate our distant cousins but we are a kind people so we also educate them so that they have a better understanding of why we poor trod on Caucasians have a tendency to become really pissed off when we hear anything/or anyone claiming that racial injustices have or have ever taken place in this proud and fair nation of ours For example we gave them a black president ..O.K we gave them a half black president let's be honest we couldn't have gone full negro in the Oval office as that would be madness In closing , From this day forward I would like every one of my strong white brothers to pat themselves on the back and look themselves in the mirror and repeat to themselves today i made a change for the greater good of america ... It is only with your anonymous posts and racist ideologies will we rid this beautiful site of those people who mean harm to our way of life and this thing of our's called HIP HOP Support the true artists of this game buy that new "Riff Raff" album as together we stand divided we will fall . Thank's guys take care it's a jungle out there ..

  • middle class

    lauryn doesnt know what it feels like to struggle bec she was born in the middle class rich family and neighborhood i know more white people that got a ghetto pass to come to hoods than this bitch. every race lived worse than her..and she somehow knows the poor struggle just cuz your black? you know how to live more like white people than black people.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta agree with the general sentiments. Lauryn hill is smoking crack. Pay your taxes

  • HIP HOP!!!

    first off she's an idiot for stating "much of the modern world was built on the backs of Black people" it wasn't and that's a fact. White people were slaves long before America was built, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, the British Empire all had white slaves. The far east had slaves of various different races NON BLACK. Most of Europe in fact was built without the use of Black slaves but rather slaves of other races and every single one of those nations is centuries older than that baby nation that is America secondly I feel ZERO guilt of the slavery of any race that happened before 1981 when I was born and to be honest I couldnt of done shit about it for at least a decade from that point. I've never owned a slave so fuck anyone of any race who has a chip on their shoulder over some bullshit that they never experienced first hand. Lauryn Hill was NEVER a slave, in fact she never even experienced poverty, she came up in a middle class suburbs where her family had money, she then became a millionaire before 21 so she has ZERO understanding of what true struggle actually is. I came from a mixed race neighborhood were Black, White, Hispanic, Chinese etc all lived in working class houses, all experienced having to grind to come up, all experienced hardships and struggle and what because this middle class, millionairre by 21 chick was born Black I'm supposed to act like she experienced more struggle than the white kids, the chinese kids,the hispanic kids in my neighborhood, FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THAT DUMB SHIT!!!

  • imho

    yo tell me why lauryn hill look like one of those dolls you put in playdough and the hair comes out LOL this bitch hair look like if i stuck her to velcro she would move for hours LOL this bitch look like a microphone this bitch takes a shower and washes her brain this bitch so broke my newborn brother got more bread than her LOLLL bitch look like jayz with a fro bitch so ugly her grandkids gotta get plastic surgery bitch so black NYC thought batman was real bitch is sooooo broke africa said nahhh bitch you gotta go, you make us look bad this bitch is so skinny im bout to send her 25 cents a day for a meal

  • i love you LH

    haha you racists blacks are so pathetic? white devils, no reverse racism? its almost comedy. its pathetic. do you really know how you sound online.. not educated ill tell you that.

  • MITAZZNIGGA

    EWWWWW THIS IS ONE UGLY BLACK BITCH

  • IMhO

    people call me white devils online i get so man i laugh my ass off hahahhahaa. you guys think you make white people mad and we COMPLETELY just laugh at your attempt to make youselves feel better in life bec your literally broke as a joke, prob still live at home with your mom bec you cant go out in life dolo..so whats easy Blame the whiteys!!!!! hey its ok. you blame me, i keep making money..you mad- im happy...ill take it:)

    • imho

      oh im sorry. i fail to realize how mean spelling out abbrevations in a rap forum has anything to do about my position in life.. i got a nice ass job i worked hard for.. i can careless what some troll online says about a person he never met hahah where you live let me buy your house

    • JUST SAYING

      Wow one person say's something and were all to blame sounds a bit like someone is also playing the race card . P.S I don't want any trouble but you're grammar could do with a bit of work . Maybe that's why you're failing at life ?

  • IMhO

    black people blaming more white people for their fuck ups??..shocker well in other news the sky is blue, water is wet and aaron hernandez is still in jail this woman is just said. and looks like she been on that meth pipe for a minute i hope she dont think white people actually give a fuck about her opinion..shes a clown

  • SP

    Unbelievable. What a racist bitch. Hopefully she goes back to jail over and over and over and over and over again. Then talk to me about slavery.

  • ELjay

    Damn, Lauryn looks like a crackhead on these pictures...

  • Anonymous

    Ha Ha this bitch is ridiculous. So slavery is a reason she shouldn't have to pay taxes.

  • Anonymous

    This is like deja vu for all the angry white guys she is not blaming you directly please see her her direct quote from the above article for those frothing at the mouth without reading all the way through " Lauryn continued on the subject, qualifying that there are many white people who are not "exploiting ill-gotten privilege or perpetuating the sins of their ancestors who used violence and deceit as a means to gain advantage over others." Anyway most of you guys clearly just hate black and brown people so i will leave you guys alone to RANT .. Enjoy have and have a nice day

  • RealTalk1000

    Lauren should turn Libertarian not cry about how the government sucks, Libertarians already know the IRS is oppressive, and how the Federal government is practicing racism (i.e. the War on Drugs), that's why we need less of it, so we can heal. So we can heal and restore our families, our economy, our schools, our Bill of Rights, etc.

  • Anonymous

    THEIR ARE STILL PEOPLE THAT DONT HAVE RIGHTS...LATINOS STILL DONT HAVE RIGHT...SURE THERES LAWS BUT "THEY" CLAIM IN DOESNT APPLY TO US. NATIVE AMERICANS ARE ALSO PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM. BLACKS HAVE ALLOT OF RIGHTS. YOU KEEP YOUR SELF DOWN BY DEGRADING YOURSELF WITH A WORD THAT A WHITE MAN USED FOR YOU. MAKES NO SENSE!

    • Anonymous

      ^ You are mentally slow so it is O.K ^

    • Anonymous

      every race is guilty of that, are you that retarded you think Africans peacefully conquered neighboring nations lmao, or that the chinese or mongolians peacefully conquered each other smh

    • Anonymous

      I am Australian and to be honest white Europeans have always terrorized the indigenous people of the islands/country's they settle in Native Indians and Aborigines to name just two . And to be honest in Australia we blame the aborigines for all their problems and even some of our's to be honest even though some people would claim we stole their land ..And in a way we did

  • fuckOFF

    For someone who has earned millions of dollars from white people buying her music, she sure does bitch about them a lot.

  • Lauryn Hill is the best rapper

    "The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous," wrote Hill. "Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries. Much of the foundation of the modern world was built on the forced free labor of black peoples. The African Slave Trade, the institution of slavery, colonialism, its derivative systems, and the multiple holocausts throughout history, where whites used race as the defining reason to justify their oppression, conquest, and brutal treatment of non-white peoples, are how race became such a factor to begin with." ^^^ 100% accurate

  • Tax Man

    that's all well and good sweetheart, but what the fuck does that have to do with you paying taxes?

  • tony

    how is racism in this context even an argument anymore you have the same rights as everyone else I'm white and this bitch has more than me and my entire family and yet she feels I should be punished for what cuz something another group of white people specifically the british did to you 300 years ago seriously I'm italian and if you looked at history we were in italy when slavery was going on so stop being mad at me for being white solely it makes you as bad as the people who originally did it

    • BRIT PETE

      So her not paying her taxes makes her as bad as the rich elite who benefited from slavery . Now i really have heard it all P.S it wasn't only the British who gained from slavery it was the dutch ,Portuguese,Spanish,french who carved up the empire and the wealth between themselves . I am British by the way . After reading a lot of the posts on this subject i can really see why people say Americans are the dumbest of the dumb . Black or white Americans really are as dumb as a pig in shit

  • TROLLING

    LAURYN HILL TALKING ABOUT RACISM SMH WHAT NEXT R KELLY TALKING ABOUT PROTECTING YOUNG GIRLS

  • Anonymous

    stop complaining get some better people to handle your business and pay your fucking taxes...its not the mans fault if your accountants arent doing their job right

  • Anonymous

    she'e on point. only the non educated and people who dont know history or dont research, would doubt her. reverse racism IS a false claim. very false claim. it's denial and a way NOT to make up for past sins on the true form of racism encountered by blacks as far as chains, whips, separating families, rape, and other atricious crimes done for centuries. Irish experienced racism too but nothing like what the blacks went through.

    • Anonymous

      actually fella you questioned the intelligence of those who would doubt her thus a test that measures intelligence was made relevant by your very own remarks. History proves her wrong, history discredits her, Africans selling Africans to Africans as slaves for centuries before Europeans knew about Africa discredits her, Europeans being enslaved for centuries before they even heard of Africa discredits her, the very fact America is less than 750 years old discredits her, China being the worlds most dominant empire today without African slaves and the British empire and Roman empire and Greek empires all discredit her so really I don't need to discredit her HISTORY DOES IT FOR ME!!!

    • Anonymous

      You're high IQ, doesnt mean squat because you think she's allegedly misguided. Are you kidding me?? What does a high IQ have to do with reality. It seems you have a lack of common sense. Your comment implies you are lying because a person with a high IQ wouldnt say something dumb like you just did. Get educated. She's on point and you have nothing to discredit her. Just biased opinions, because probably you dont like her appearance.

    • Anonymous

      I have an IQ of approx 185 am I not educated since I thinks she's a misguided idiot

    • fuzzy dunlop

      ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! She's just trying to change the subject in some bizarre attempt at gaining public sympathy. Shameless self-pity from someone who can't deal with the fact that she's become bourgeois !

    • Anonymous

      yes but what does that have to do with the fact that she didnt pay her taxes...

  • White guy from d12

    Fuck Lauren and anyone that love her. So sick of this race talk, especially when the President is black. Give that shit a rest and pay your fucking taxes you whore.

    • Anonymous

      u should be talking to the GOP. Lauryn is in no position of power..so relax.

    • Shanice

      @ Cole : No it's poor people like you who help to keep racism alive with statements like this you left below " It's a nigga's mentality that will keep him broke forever. Get a fucking education and quit being lazy" For your information not all black and brown people live in the Hood/Ghetto and are lazy drug dealers living off the state afraid of education. The same way not all white males are secret pedophiles molesting innocent children or unhinged nutcases planning to shoot up kid's schools/colleges/workplaces .. I can tell your from your rambling argument you lack any real intelligence

    • ERICK

      True everyone say's the president is black his not his mom was white and his pop's was black so that makes him bi'racial

    • Cole

      It doesn't matter if he's half black, purple, pink, or orange. How are we ever supposed to progress as a whole when people like Lauren can't move on. It's people like her who are keeping racism alive.

    • Anonymous

      HALF BLACK HIS MOTHER IS WHITE

  • Lauren Hillside

    Yes the system is flawwed, its not so much race as it is the battle of the haves and the have nots period. The color and race battle is old it is now economic. Bottom line is you must learn to play by their rules.. Leanr the loopholes and how to game as they do.. they being "The Haves"

    • Anonymous

      OR SO THEY'D HAVE YOU BELIEVE! AS MUCH AS A LOT OF SO CALLED "PROGREESIVE THINKERS" WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE, RACISM IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE AND FESTERING.

    • Black Mike

      You poor misguided fool . I did not mention black people are hard done by i spoke as a whole you stupid fucking peasant . There is no top 75% you ignorant misguided fool . Read below numb nuts In the United States, wealth is highly concentrated in a relatively few hands. As of 2010, the top 1% of households (the upper class) owned 35.4% of all privately held wealth, and the next 19% (the managerial, professional, and small business stratum) had 53.5%, which means that just 20% of the people owned a remarkable 89%, leaving only 11% of the wealth for the bottom 80% (wage and salary workers). In terms of financial wealth (total net worth minus the value of one's home), the top 1% of households had an even greater share: 42.1%. Table 2 and Figure 1 present further details, drawn from the careful work of economist Edward N. Wolff at New York University (2012) You stupid racist peasant minded idiot wake the fuck UP

    • Cole

      Top 5%? I'm in the top 75% and I don't give a fuck about any body in the hood or in the bottom 25%. I work my ass off to put food on the table for my family and I overcame all obstacles. It's a nigga's mentality that will keep him broke forever. Get a fucking education and quit being lazy...Our system is designed to keep you there...so it's your job to over come. If not, then fuck it, You lost.

    • BLACK MIKE

      Well said the top 5% black or white do not give a fuck about the every day man/woman .

  • Skylivedk

    ... dodging the topic a bit, miss Hill? The points are extremely valid. They just don't have anything at all to do with not paying taxes. And please, do not give me some "rebel recompensation"-bullshit. If that was your point, you'd give the tax evaded money straight to the hood. You didn't. Now stop whining and pay your taxes (or use the (rich) White Man method and offshore the load like the CEOs do).

    • Anonymous

      To be fair no one except Ms Hill and her accountant know what charity's she gave too as a tax right off or not . But in one respect you are right she should have used tax havens to squirrel away some of her earnings

  • DK

    Black person blaming whites for being subhuman? Whats new? Its funny that blacks think they are are the only targeted group to pay tax? Really? The American system would collapse in one day if it was that so, blacks cannot support the 300+ million population of AMerica. Most of them do not even work, they are lazy, dirty, uneducated, stupid..and the white man has exploited these low points Just live in the hood doing drugs,breeding, killing each other, collecting welfare, dropping out of school just to blame the white kid FUCK YOU NEGRO..... The System is not perfect and it will never be. White people are partly to blame but for how long is it the white man responsibility to guide the black man?

    • Anonymous

      Damn DK tell us how you really feel. Anything else you want to tell the HHDX community

    • BRETT

      @ DK . The fact you even use the term subhuman shows how ignorant and brainwashed you are .Stop being a lemming the government does not give a fuck about you or me . If your parents are not part of the elite then you are of no importance to the government you are just a little man with no voice

    • Shan ..

      @ D.K nice racist rant there . Slavery has happened for thousands of years . The Romans enslaved people of all races white,brown,black . The difference with the Romans and the Europeans that used slaves to build the industrial revolution is the Romans were up front they said we are making you slaves as we are stronger than you and have more fire power i.e stronger army The Europeans who used slaves for the industrial revolution were more evil as they used the bible and failed pseudoscience to claim the following : Blacks do not feel emotional pain the same way a white person does . e.g they would say it is not inhumane for a black woman to give birth on a rat infested slave ship as she would not feel the same pain as a Caucasian woman in the same predicament . They helped to spread fear of black males by saying they will rape and eat your children as they are unable to have emotional feelings . The big black dick myth was used as a way to scare white males that black men are a threat to white male masculinity ^The above myth is still prevalent today ^ It was claimed that people of color had a smaller skull than white Europeans hence a smaller brain so again they could not comprehend pain or fear The real fucked up thing about the slavery of the past 200 years or so is the fact that a lot of those prejudices are still in full effect today . And what makes it worse is a lot of black people believe the lies that is why it is cool for some black males to be nothing more than WALKING TALKING DICKS

    • x

      Europe was full of miserable overcrowded slums long before desperate whites left and invaded brown people. Everywhere the Empire went, slums followed where there were once lush landscapes. Now a mental midget like you blames brown people for the slums and slave economy they live in? The white man brought slums and poverty to the world, indigenous people were in balance with nature instead of exploiting it.

  • Stop!

    She speaks TRUTH and EVERYONE is scared to face the fact of the matter as most are scared to look at themselves in the mirror...I don't see not one person from these white owned and run corporations going to prison for tax evasion when they rob our society/government of Trillions of dollars ie. Apple, B of A. with there off shore accounts. But let you or I get an offshore account. We as a people need to wake up! Black or White because the only thing that will matter in the near future is the dollar. And she's right you must understand the word racism to understand the letter and the term has little to do with color it was a race to control the world and whites coined the term racism. Oh and the NSA is watching you and me and not these corporations that will soon own these hospitals that will force you to buy and pay for healthcare/medicine.

    • Anonymous

      The only way to evolve as a human being is to point inward

    • Y

      @ stop exactly some people are so dumb they fail to see the bigger picture . @ X . Do you even know anything about the Rastafarian religion i doubt you do when you use such an ill thought out statement . X you talk about Rastafarian's not valuing women what about one of the largest and most powerful religions Catholicism i suppose the catholic church respects even though women can not become catholic priests . P.S It's only about color for the poor/middle classes . The rich see it from a economical standpoint if you are not one of the wealthy your views are unimportant whether you are BLACK or WHITE

    • x

      Yeah its truth, so what? She's stating the obvious, in the angriest and least constructive way possible. Her rant essentially amounts to finger pointing and proclamation of victimhood and not much else. I say this as a fan and someone who considers her top 3 all time male or female. I sympathize with her problems but she needs to look in the mirror, talk about oppressive Bible slave religions look no further than rastafari and a culture that does not value women.

  • q112

    So its racism says this dumb bitch if you must pay taxes?

  • HellBoogie

    Ya earn two mill you pay tax on that shit. Black, white or pink with green stripes.

  • carpaltunnel

    this letter is the truth. its also true that white people hate hearing about themselves. we as black people know this. im sure i speak for most of us when i say we hear u lauren. keep speakin tht truth and **** wat wp say. wat are they doin on this site anyway? just passin thru to spread some hate? get up off me devils

    • Anonymous

      It's true the Irish were terrorized by the English . Fact in the 50/60s in the UK hotels/business used to have the following rules . No Dogs,No Blacks,No Irish ... However why are you doing the typical thing certain people do and only focusing on some of her words . She did not say all white people in fact she said " Lauryn continued on the subject, qualifying that there are many white people who are not "exploiting ill-gotten privilege or perpetuating the sins of their ancestors who used violence and deceit as a means to gain advantage over others." Stop only hearing/reading what you want to hear and take it for what it is . If you are not part of the 1% your goverment does not give a fuck about you white or black

    • HellBoogie

      The guilt of the ancestors argument is flawed from the get go. I'm English and descended from Irish immigrants who came from slavery not that long before. You and Miss Hill grouping 'white people' all in the same group is not only offensive but detrimental to the advancement of all peoples. While we fight amongst ourselves and our differences the fat get fatter and the world falls apart.

  • Anonymous

    Nice letter. Thanks. Now pay your fucking tax bill.

  • Anonymous

    fuck this racist bitch

  • Hill

    You sing and rap well... So pay your tax simple.

  • Bloodline of Kings

    Real shit.

  • DeeJay

    Why is the letter hilarious and what makes her crazy? Everything she's saying is completely reasonable and correct. Say what you want about how she should've paid taxes or whatever, but remember that taxation is theft. All that money goes to is policing and murdering brown people here in the hood and occupying and murdering brown people abroad. Get a grip homies.

    • Anonymous

      ^ And to think you are only in this world because your retarded dad was to lazy or retarded to cover it up before he exploded his load in your poor old mom

    • DP

      Actually, it goes to paying for your food stamps.

  • Art Brooks

    Complaining about racism doesn't do any good. Follow Jay-Z's example: he acknowledges the racism in America, but he moves so as to not put himself in a position to fall into some bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg

  • Lauryn Hill: The greatest rapper/lyricist/writer of our time

    MLH On Racism The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous. Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries. Much of the foundation of the modern world was built on the forced free labor of black peoples. The African Slave Trade, the institution of slavery, colonialism, its derivative systems, and the multiple holocausts throughout history, where whites used race as the defining reason to justify their oppression, conquest, and brutal treatment of non-white peoples, are how race became such a factor to begin with. The initial claim by the oppressors, followed a moral imperative (so they said) that people outside of Occidental and European birth were in savage and cursed conditions, and that God justified the captivity of these people, and the rape and pillage of their lands. Ironically, these oppressors would try to discard this same God, who supposedly justified this brutality, in the name of Darwin, whose famous line survival of the fittest was used to justify criminal behavior once the Bible could no longer be used as a hiding place for economic domination and evil intention. Spirituality and morality were replaced by capitalism, and with it a conscious shift of focus toward the exploitation of the vulnerable. In order to justify reverse racism one would have to first create an even playing field, undo the generations of torture, terror, and brutality, and then judge whether or not a non-white person is in fact a racist. This approach would require people to examine the need/addiction to feel superior to someone else for no justifiable reason, and the myriad policies: Spiritual, political and social, that it bore. True dominion is self evident and not the result of sabotaging another in order to achieve it. That would be an illegitimate as well as a fleeting position. The Universe, will eventually seek to right/balance itself. Of course there are white people who live transcendent lives, not exploiting ill-gotten privilege or perpetuating the sins of their ancestors who used violence and deceit as a means to gain advantage over others. Humanity in proper order is obligated to acknowledge the Truth, whoever it comes from, be they Black, White or other. Righteous indignation is simply a response to long-standing evil. Much of the world is still reeling from the abuses of Imperialist selfishness, misunderstanding, ignorance and greed. Black people remain in many ways a shattered community, disenfranchised, forcefully removed from context and still caged in, denied from making truly independent choices and experiencing existential freedom. Their natural homes, just like their natural selves, raped and pillaged of the resources and gifts God has given to them. Interpreted through someone elses slanted lens and filter, they remain in many ways, misrepresented. Taxation without proper representation, might I remind you, was the very platform of protest that began the Revolutionary War, which gained this country its independence from England. Anger is not only the natural response to the abuse of power, but is also appropriate when there is no real acknowledgment of these abuses, or deep, meaningful and profound change. If we took all of what we deem horrible regarding the criminal abuses that black people have committed over this countrys history, and add it all up, it still does not compare to the hundreds of years of terrorism, violent domination, theft, rape, abuse, captivity, and beyond that black people have suffered under the ideologies and systems of white supremacy, racism, and slave based paradigms. I say this only to say that abuse unresolved begets or creates abuse. How then does the chief offender become the judge? Might does not necessarily mean right. Right is right. People forcibly reduced to sub-human existences, so that they behave in sub-human ways, helps a system to justify itself or feel less guilty about its blood saturated foundation and gross crimes against humanity. People, like plants, grow where the light is. When you enclose a plant and limit its light source, it will bend itself toward the light, for the light is necessary for its survival. This same thing happens to people locked in communities where little light and little opportunity is allowed them, survival then forces them to twist and/or bend toward the only way of escape. There is good. And I both acknowledge and encourage the good. Instead of throwing out the Baby with the bath water, we do well to expose the intentionally poisoned water the Baby has been forced to soak in since its origin in these lands. Americas particular brand of hypocrisy is gross (double entendre). I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term make the IRS whole make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities. The entire time, I thought, who has made black people whole?! Who has made recompense for stealing, imposing, lying, murdering, criminalizing the traumatized, taking them against their wills, destroying their homes, dividing their communities, trying to steal their destinies, their time, stagnating their development, I could go on and on. Has America, or any of the nations of the world guilty of these atrocities, ever made black people or Africa whole or do they continue to sit on them, control them, manipulate them, cage them, rob them, brutalize them, subject them to rules that dont apply to all? Use language, veiled coercion, and psychological torment like invisible fences to keep them locked into a pattern of limitation and therefore control by others. You have to remain focused to cease from rage. The prosecutor, who was a woman, made a statement during sentencing about me not doing any charity work for a number of years during my exile. A) Charity work is not a requirement, but something done because someone wants to. I was clearly doing charitable works way before other people were even thinking about it. And B) Even the judge had to comment that she, meaning I, was both having and raising children during this period. As if that was not challenging enough to do. She sounded like the echo of the grotesque slave master, who expected women to give birth while in the field, scoop the Baby up, and then continue to work. Disgusting. When you are beaten and penalized for being independent, or truly self reliant, then you develop a dysfunctional relationship with self-reliance, and a fear of true independence. When you are beaten or threatened with death for trying to read a book, then you develop a dysfunctional relationship with education. When families are broken up by force and threat of violence, then the family structure becomes dysfunctional. When men who would naturally defend their women and families are threatened with castration and death, then this natural response also becomes dysfunctional. When looking at the oppressor is punishable by violence, then examination of him and his system becomes a difficult and taboo thing to do, despite every bone in your body demanding it. When questioning or opposing oppression is punishable by death, imprisonment, or economic assassination, then opposing systemic wrong in any or all of its meta manifestations is a terrifying concept. Anyone forced to live so incredibly diametrically opposed to that which is natural to themselves, will end up in crisis if they dont successfully find a way to improve or transcend these circumstances! All of which require healing. It is only by the Grace of God and the resilience of the people that things havent been worse. Much of my music, if not all of it, is about Love, a therapeutic resolve created in response to the lack of messages encouraging people like me toward free moral agency. Helping to ameliorate this condition has never been addressed through the political arena alone. It is a sacrificial work that doesnt simply happen between the hours of 9 to 5 or Monday through Friday, but when inspiration leads us to avail ourselves for the Truth that needs to be said. Unlike the system too often contrarily demonstrates, we believe that people can be and should be helped, and that trauma should not be criminalized but acknowledged, healed and dealt with. This takes awareness, sensitivity and a level of freedom in my opinion the system lacks. And if we dont know or understand how to do it, then we humbly refer to a higher authority. We have no desire to create humanoids, turn people into machines, or dumb them down so that they remain dependent longer than necessary to an antiquated system in denial of its many inadequacies and need to evolve. Instead we seek to educate and shed light on the snares, traps, and enticements that people set up in the name of business that are intended only to catch the sleeping and/or uninformed. Why would a system, well intentioned, wait until breakdown or incarceration to consider rehabilitation, after generations of institutionally inflicted trauma and abuse on a people? To me it is obvious that the accumulation of generational trauma and abuse have created the very behaviors the system tries to punish, by providing no sufficient outlets for the victims of institutional terror. Clearly, the institution seeks to hide its own criminal history at the expense and wholeness of the abused, who acting out from years of abuse and mistreatment, reflect the very aggression that they were exposed to.

    • lo

      NOONES GOT TIME FOR THIS FUCKIN PARAGRAPH ON A RAP SITE!!! WTF ARE YOU MLK HAHHAHHAHA

    • Anonymous

      ^^ She had two other albums with the fugees, you dumb, young, faggot

    • Anonymous

      what a ridiculous letter; it might be relevant if it was written in 60 years ago, before she was born; it's especially ridiculous given her upbringing "She sounded like the echo of the grotesque slave master, who expected women to give birth while in the field, scoop the Baby up, and then continue to work. Disgusting. " - hilarious comment comparing the above & charity work People should pay their fair share of taxes, whether white or black. As it stands, she should be sitting in a cell next to Mitt Romney's. Im sure she has/had the means to hire his lawyer or accountant. In hindsight, maybe she should have.

    • foreal

      i stopped reading after the title "lauryn hill... best rapper of our time...." 1 album which was like 20% rapping is enough to make you the best rapper of our time?

  • Anonymous

    I seriously think Lauryn Hill should start publishing essays in Journals. Her pen game is pristine.

  • LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    fuck this ignorant bald headed scally wag

  • jeff

    Sad, but everything in the letter is true.

  • Racist cunt

    what a peice of crap blame it on others about your tax probolem and be openly racist what a cunt.

  • DrebinSlevin

    Doesn't pay her taxes for 3 years straight, yet the IRS is at fault? Fuck off.

  • Anonymous

    "America's particular brand of hypocrisy is gross (double entendre)." The greatest female Mc of all time (peep her verse on "everything is everything."

  • REAL HIP HOP

    She got nobody to blame but herself.... She's racist as fuck too so SHE'S hypocritical..

  • no white people

    and i repeat..noooo white people give a flying fuck about what shes got to say lmao. like who cares about your opinion? i dont even want to see white people respond on some dumb shit its really not even worth it this bitch is broke

    • no whte people

      LOLL @truthman-- do you guys rly think we care though? i mean usually we just laughi just read your entire statement and laughed my ass off white devils ?? hahahah i can careless what you guys label me as.. imgetting my money and live comphy hahahh you hating me online wont change a DAMN thing. DUECES

    • you stupid ass

      White devils huh? white dummies, evil ancestry? You realize that's on par with saying all blacks are nothing more than savages, or that 95% of black people are criminals, rapists and killers. None of it is true. You are just a racist c*nt. How's that for truth dummy?

    • truthman

      Maybe you should read and learn you dumb ass airhead sheep. She is intelligent and is telling the truth about the white devils. I just became a Lauryn Hill fan again. I will be buying all her cds again. Insensitive white dummies hate to hear the truth about their evil ancestry. Get over it white demons the majority like 95 percent of you are evil racist. Even the one who try to act sweet(Paula Deen) or be down with blacks (Eminem) are closet racist.

  • dentaldamboy is a faggot

    This bitch just mad she got served.

  • M

    this letter is hilarious

  • JRich

    Oh shut the fuck up Lauryn, no one's listening to your crazy ass anymore.

    • I care

      Maybe you should read and learn you dumb ass airhead sheep. She's intelligent and is telling the truth about the white devils. I just became a Lauryn Hill fan again. I will be buying all her cds again. Insensitive white dummies hate to hear the truth about their evil ancestry. Get over it white demons the majority like 95 percent of you are evil racist. Even the one who try to act sweet(Paula Deen) or be down with blacks (Eminem) are closet racist.

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