In case you forgot, Lauryn Hill is in jail for tax evasion – the same thing plenty of white celebrities do all the time but never seem to go to jail for. We won’t get too into that (it’s REALLY fucked up, guys), but what we will get into is what a positive experience she’s managing to make of her time behind bars. Maybe there is some truth to Orange Is The New Black, after all. (That’s my attempt at making a relevant joke.)
Anyhoo, a member of Lauryn’s team took to her Tumblr page (love it!) this week to post the following message on behalf of the star:
“I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials. Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them. Thank you for the letters of concern and well wishes that I receive in the mail every day. Although I may not be able to write everyone back, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With Love back, MLH”
I love the fact that she insists on being referred to as “Ms.” Lauryn Hill instead of just Lauryn. In any case, she’s well into her three month sentence now – here’s hoping it goes quickly so she can get back to… whatever it is she’s doing these days.