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Lauryn Hill Is Living It Up In Prison, Has Received “Warm Reception”

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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.

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  • Right Jennifer – who are all these “white” celebrities who don’t bother to file and pay their taxes for YEARS, like Lauryn Hill, Wesley Snipes, etc.?

    Bring the snark all you want – let’s see some facts.

    • Pamela Anderson, Stephen Baldwin, Ozzy and Sharon Osborne, Leona Helmsey, Burt Reynolds, Gary Busey, Martha Stewart (before the insider trading charges), Al Pacino, Boris Becker, Willie Nelson, Heidi Fleiss, Sophia Loren, Jamie Pressley, Richard Hatch and probably dozens more that will never see the light of day. And the sad part is that white celebrities are rarely sent to prison for tax evasion. They are fined and given a chance to make another movie or put out another album, etc to pay the money.

      So what’s up with your stupid question anyway? Do your homework, genius.

    • Helmsley was a greedy, hateful bitch, Hatch was an arrogant and d-lister and Fleiss was a classless Hollywood pimp. Even other white people didn’t want to come to their rescue. But it is just like i said. Most white celebs will not go to prison for tax evasion.

      Willie Nelson owed over $30 million to the IRS. Lauren Hill owed a million, paid about $970,000 of it before her court date and was still sentenced. And the judge knew that she has school aged children. Get the hell outta here.