Lauryn Hill just bought herself a couple weeks of freedom.
The R&B legend was to be sentenced to prison today after pleading guilty to blowing off her 2005-2007 tax returns ... but the sentencing was moved to May 6 to give Lauryn a chance to repay a chunk of her $968,000 tax debt.
Hill's attorney said the singer recently signed a million-dollar recording deal with Sony ... she was also planning to take out a $650,000 loan to put toward the bill.
Hill faces several years in prison ... but her attorney is hoping for probation.
... For Two Weeks
4/22/2013 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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