Lauryn Hill was sentenced today to three months in prison and three months of home confinement with electronic monitoring for not reporting more than $2.3 million in income by intentionally failing to file tax returns for five years. Lauryn will also have to do 9 months of supervision after her release.
The judge ordered Lauryn Hill to report to prison by July 8.
Hill was present during the hearing, and delivered a statement to the judge in which she compared her situation to slavery.
“I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me,” Hill said.
She continued, “I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.”