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Lauryn Hill Addresses Extreme Tardiness at Atlanta Concert

If you were on social media this weekend, then you most likely saw Lauryn Hill‘s name trending on Twitter. No, thankfully, nothing happened to the singer, she was just up to her old ways of being either later or a no-show to scheduled concerts.

On Friday, May 6, Hill was scheduled to perform at Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre. After waiting for two hours, fans took their frustrations to social media saying Hill only performed for fewer than 40 minutes because the venue has an 11 PM noise curfew.

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Over the past few years, Hill’s name has become synonymous with lateness just as much as it’s synonymous with the songs “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Ex-Factor.” To say the social media backlash wasn’t swift would be an understatement. Many started debating whether Hill is really a legend and if people give her too much credit in 2016 for one album which was released in 1998.

On Sunday, Hill, for the first time, offered up an explanation for her constant lateness on her Facebook page and it was rather,…interesting.

According to her, she never intends to be late and she loves and respects her fans. The real “challenge,” she writes, “is aligning her energy with the time.”

As you can imagine, this sent Twitter for a loop and did not justify Hill’s constant behavior.

Read Hill’s complete statement below.








Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.