Lauryn Hill is back to her old shenanigans again. Ms. Hill, as she likes to be referred to nowadays, was performing at the House of Blue in Chicago recently and was almost an hour late.  Apparently concert goers weren’t too pleased, or didn’t know her history of lateness, and took issue with it.

TMZ reported that one man in the audience heckled Ms. Hill and she heckled back. The Miseducation singer spoke about being respectful and also had security remove the man from the audience.

As a frequent concert goer, and someone whose been to a handful of Ms. Hill’s concerts, yes, she has a lateness issue. During a Rock The Bells concert a few years back, she was actually about 2 hours late. Imagine standing outside in the heat, for an extra 2 hours. Then to only have her rush through her set and turn her classics into a Ska concert.

In any event, if people are planning to attend any upcoming shows, hope for the best, expect the worst, when time is a factor. But there has to come a time when Ms. Hill realizes, ain’t nobody got time for her lateness.

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  • ALM247

    The Lord knows that I like Lauryn, and I love her music.

    She has a lot of nerve. She has people waiting 2 or 3 hours for her to show up.

    I know multiple people that have attended her concerts in the last 2 years. One person attended a standing room only show (they did not know prior to the show that it was standing room only), and the person had to stand in heels for 3 or 4 hours. Other people that I know attended the notorious Atlanta show that Lauryn had. The show was so bad that Lauryn basically had to come back to Atlanta and do an entire new show to make up for the previous show. I was told that she came out on stage and said something to the effect of “I don’t feel like performing” and walked off the stage for the night.

    I am wondering what she is doing backstage- Is she taking care of her youngest children and having problems balancing motherhood and work?

    Is she staying at home until it’s time for the show to start?

    At the end of the day, she is the last person to call a fan disrespectful. She is disrespectful for charging all of this money and showing up so late.

    It’s almost as if she doesn’t enjoy performing anymore. If that’s the case, she needs to finish paying the IRS (she may have already paid them the full balance, I’m not sure). Then she needs to take a break from touring for a while. I will be praying for her, because she is going to ruin her touring career. Touring is where a lot of the money is made in the music business, and she would do better to sit down for now instead of ruining her future revenue.

  • I love Lauryn Hill’s music. I will always love her music, but right is right and wrong is wrong. She was late and she can easily show a more professional explanation of why she was late. If she was late and gave a just explanation on why that is the case, then that is cool. I have no issue with that. I don’t respect TMZ for many reasons, so I will leave it at that with them. I hope that her aides or her manager can help her out on the lateness issue, because it seems to be an issue. Performers should do their best in respecting themselves and their fans. I will always love Lauryn Hill, but she has to take care of her situation with the lateness. I send my respect to the Sister.

  • Mary Burrell

    I think it it’s disrespectful to show up late when people have showed up on time. This is the height of arrogance.

  • Primmest Plum

    I love Lauryn Hill’s work but knowing about her habitual tardiness will forever bar me from buying any tickets to her shows. That’s really just unacceptable. This coming from a person who is often late herself… but if I’ve ever had hundreds–hell, dozens– of people who paid, traveled, and showed up to specifically see me. Come hell or high water, I’ll make sure my late behind is on time.