This time it’s five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill!
The former Fugee lead singer, who was recently a surprise guest during Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam, apparently has failed to file income tax returns for several years and now owes the Uncle Sam quite a bit of dough.
Federal prosecutors claim Hill earned over $1.6 million during 2005, 2006 and 2007, the three years that she failed to file returns, and that was according to her primary source of income, which consists of royalties from the recording and film industries.
Hill also reportedly owns and operates at least four corporations: Creations Music Inc., Boogie Tours Inc., L.H. Productions 2001 Inc. and Studio 22 Inc., according to court papers.
The 37-year-old Hill got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
The album, praised by critics for its incisive lyrics and synthesis of rap and soul, sold 8 million copies. Hill was pronounced the face of “The Hip-Hop Nation” by Time magazine.
She then largely disappeared from public view to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of famed reggae singer Bob Marley.
Hill lives in South Orange, a suburb just west of Newark, and attended Columbia High School in Maplewood. (source)
All I know is… the IRS ain’t playin’ with y’all! Pay your taxes boys and girls…
Do you believe in the “Hip-Hop Police” (HHP)?
(HHP = special authoritative unit that targets Black entertainers)