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Lauryn Hill

Dodges Prison

... For Two Weeks

4/22/2013 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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.

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exlax    

who is that female dog?

444 days ago
17.

Juicey27    

send this racist to jail already !

444 days ago
18.

just sayin    

Isnt' she the one who said she'd rather have her children starve than to have white people buying her albums?

444 days ago
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yoplay53    

Thank God son Jesus for having mercy on Lauryn. I pray that she will come out of this industry and start doing gospel and live the life that God has already ordain for her. Man can deviseth it in his heart, but God order our steps. Lauryn had to come out, get out, this is not optional, no more than Joseph brother had to sell him into slavery. Lauryn this is your test of faith come out from among them. If the songs were posion then and you told us what we saw was not you. Why would you continue to sing these songs with these spirits that doesnot give God glory. None of those song was discussing being in love and married, but being in love and being played the fool etc. How is humanity better by them. What message are they sending. Watch out that thang has echoed throughout your exist from the music business. You didn't take your own advice.
We want our cake and eat it too. The industry hasnot changed so what are you looking for if you get back into it. It is like a dog returning to its own vomit.

444 days ago
20.

Mrugowsky    

She hasn't put out an album in so long people under 20 don't even know who she is. Plus, pay up beotch.

444 days ago
21.

Mrs Luciano    

I wish her the best and pray that this doesn't discourage her from future music projects.

444 days ago
22.

Edith    

I did paid the IRS 10 bucks

444 days ago
23.

Edith    

Stop pretending living the rich life. B i t ch

444 days ago
24.

tgrfan42069    

but she cheerd for obama saying the rich need to pay higher taxes.all the while she wasnt paying hers

444 days ago
25.

I'm A Lawyer    

She's broke because she's an idiot. Put out one album, got praised and felt she was too good to keep making music. Great job on throwing away a promising career. Ego maniac.

444 days ago
26.

bernergirl    

I'm not a huge fan, but as long as she repays the money, don't put her in the slammer... Thats how LILO keeps getting out, is overcrowding.

444 days ago
27.

maria    

if lindsey lohan can dodge prison for years over dangerous sh**, lauryn hill can...oh wait no....its the IRS.....

444 days ago
28.

barbara travis    

Thank God son Jesus for having mercy on Lauryn. I pray that she will come out of this industry and start doing gospel and live the life that God has already ordain for her. Man can deviseth it in his heart, but God order our steps. Lauryn had to come out, get out, this is not optional, no more than Joseph brother had to sell him into slavery. Lauryn this is your test of faith come out from among them. If the songs were posion then and you told us what we saw was not you. Why would you continue to sing these songs with these spirits that doesnot give God glory. None of those song was discussing being in love and married, but being in love and being played the fool etc. How is humanity better by them. What message are they sending. Watch out that thang has echoed throughout your exist from the music business. You didn't take your own advice.
We want our cake and eat it too. The industry hasnot changed so what are you looking for if you get back into it. It is like a dog returning to its own vomit.

444 days ago
29.

lee    

I only know one song.

444 days ago
30.

Nicoleasm    

Well she better lay off the cigarettes and sing like her life depends on it

444 days ago
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