Just when Ms. Lauryn Hill was getting her groove back after stellar appearances in New York, Philly, and Los Angeles, the former Fugees frontwoman released a statement saying she’s canceling her upcoming London performance because she isn’t being allowed into the United Kingdom.

“I’ve been informed that I won’t be able to enter the UK for a period of time due to my past legal situation,” Hill wrote on Facebook. “For this reason I have to cancel my concert on July 15th. Know that I was looking forward to performing in London this summer, and that I appreciate all of my fans and supporters both in London, and throughout the UK. I look forward to seeing you again as soon as I’m able to.”

Apparently Hill’s “past legal situation” refers to her brief 2013 prison stint for tax evasion. According to the IRS, Hill failed to pay more than $1 million in taxes over the course of a decade, which landed her in federal prison for three months.

Although she’s served her time, and performed in London last year, it looks like Hill’s UK fans will have to wait a little longer to see her live.

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  • I have always been fan of Sister Lauryn Hill’s music. It’s a shame that her London show was cancelled, but she has shown the world about her great talent and her strong consciousness. Her song “Feeling Good” (which was in ode to Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” song) is a classic, great record.

  • “I’ve been informed that I won’t be able to enter the UK for a period of time due to my past legal situation” yes right that’s not it it’s because of her brand of music the British are scared and trying to do everything they can to keep their shrinking empire afloat however just like the Greeks and the Romans their time is about up.

    • Tari Trott

      You are aware the Britsh Empire was dismantled after the second world war? So what are you talking about?

    • it appeared the British empire was dismantled after the second world war however they still kept their grip on countries they withdrawal from and others though bullying other countries along with it’s former colony the USA, contracts, treaties and it’s extensive intelligence services.

    • Bunny_Power

      what the hell are you on about?

  • Bunny_Power

    so you spend 3 months in jail in 2013 and allowed in London 2014, but not 2015…WTF. Makes no sense whatsoever