While dressed like Susan from Sesame Street, Lauryn Hill walked into a court room in Newark, NJ this morning and pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion and admitted to a judge that she purposefully didn’t pay any taxes in 2005, 2006 or 2007. Bitch is that bold.
The company that Lauryn owns made $818,000 in 2005. Did Lauryn go down to H&R Block to pay taxes on that shit like the rest of us do? Nope. Lauryn made $222,000 in 2006. Did she log onto Turbo Tax to pay that taxes on that shit? Nope. Lauryn also didn’t pay taxes on the $761,000 she made in 2007. Lauryn didn’t pay any taxes, because she says it was her way of protesting against the man. Three weeks ago, Lauryn took a break from not making a follow-up to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and wrote a rambling explanation on Tumblr for why she told the IRS to eat a fuck for three years in a row. Lauryn’s thesis was just a pile of crazy and I swear she co-wrote it with Randy Quaid. Here’s a piece of it:
I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.
I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.
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. 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.
The Associated Press says that Lauryn will be sentenced in November and she could get up to 3 years in the clink and have to pay up to $75,000 in fines.
Lauryn wasn’t hiding underground for those three years. Lauryn is acting like she lived in a tent on Native American land and only ate food shipped in from Mexico, because she didn’t want to give the US any of her money. Lauryn was out there performing, making more cash. Isn’t there somebody in Lauryn’s life who could’ve reeled in her crazy and told her just to blame the tax issue on her accounting department. That’s what I always do. When bill collectors call, I just say, “Oh, those dumb shits in accounting screwed up again. Let me transfer you,” and then I hang up. Lauryn should’ve done that and paid a few fines.
Oh well, I guess if Lauryn goes to the chokey, she can finally write a full album while in there. Yeah, right.