Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 May 7, 2013
Lauryn Hill Blames Slavery as She's Jailed for $500,000 Unpaid Tax Bill

Reclusive soul superstar Lauryn Hill has been jailed over an enormous unpaid tax bill.

Fugees singer Hill, 37, was sentenced to three months' jail followed by three months' home confinement for failing to pay $500,000 to the taxman in the United States.

Hill claimed the sum was outstanding because she had "withdrawn from society" after alleged threats against her family.

She was imprisoned after failing to pay the amount within the stipulated two-week timeframe.

During her trial, Hill was ordered by the judge in Newark, New Jersey to undergo counselling because of her conspiracy theories - including that artists are being oppressed by a plot involving the military and media.

Hill pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion last year. Her lawyers said she had paid more than $970,000 of an outstanding tax bill which amounted to more than $2m.

Hill vanished from public life to raise her five children by Rohan Marley - the son of acclaimed reggae singer Bob - following the success of her album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' in 1998.

Shortly before she was arrested last year, Hill penned a diatribe declaiming the music industry.

In the rant, Hill blasted pop music for a "climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.

"Over-commercialisation and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual."

During her trial, Hill claimed she is still forced to live under the pernicious economic hierarchy imposed by the slave trade.

She told the court: "I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me."

Hill became internationally famous in the mid-1990s as a member of The Fugees. The band's second album The Score sold almost 20m copies worldwide and spawned smash hit single Killing me Softly.

After the band split up, Hill released 'The Miseducation' which won six Grammy awards. At the time of beng sentenced, she was working on the long-awaited follow-up entitled 'The Return.'
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/465175/2013...

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#2 May 7, 2013
"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"

If ever a title fit...

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#3 May 7, 2013
At times like this, I want to tax the rich more

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#4 May 7, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
At times like this, I want to tax the rich more
Just the stupid, ungrateful ones like her.

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#5 May 7, 2013
A "stupid tax"...I could live with that. It would finally suck all of the alleged money Reality Speaks claims he has and maybe shut him up.

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#6 May 7, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
A "stupid tax"...I could live with that. It would finally suck all of the alleged money Kosmik claims he has and maybe shut him up.
FIFY

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#7 May 7, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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FIFY
Yeah, he doesn't do 1/10 the money bragging RS spews out.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#8 May 7, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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Yeah, he doesn't do 1/10 the money bragging RS spews out.
Lately Kosmik's been making up for lost time.

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#9 May 7, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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Yeah, he doesn't do 1/10 the money bragging RS spews out.
He has 10x your arrogance
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#10 May 7, 2013
We are all tax slaves. Here we have someone doing something about it. She is putting her bootie on the line to defy government greed, and the big bad Topix teabagger revolutionaries can only mock her.

For shame!
VADoc

Aiken, SC

#11 May 7, 2013
Wow if she thinks not paying taxes then getting a bill for back taxes is slavery then they should have given her 3 months hard labor on a prison farm working in the fields with some real rough sisters. Then she would have a small fraction of the picture of what slavery is.

My guess is the closest to picking cotton Ms. Hill ever came was opening an aspirin bottom.

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#12 May 7, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
We are all tax slaves. Here we have someone doing something about it. She is putting her bootie on the line to defy government greed, and the big bad Topix teabagger revolutionaries can only mock her.
For shame!
Leftists like you want higher taxes, but you won't give them any voluntarily.

http://www.fms.treas.gov/faq/moretopics_gifts...

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#13 May 7, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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He has 10x your arrogance
Haha whatever dude. My M.O. on Topix: Fight arrogance with arrogance. In real life I would probably buy you a single malt at Barrel 44.

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#14 May 7, 2013
Kemosahbe wrote:
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Haha whatever dude. My M.O. on Topix: Fight arrogance with arrogance. In real life I would probably buy you a single malt at Barrel 44.
I don't drink, you'd be buying me lemonade.

I'd give you some fisheads, same with Duke, I'd imagine that dogs like them more.
hey now

Columbus, OH

#15 May 7, 2013
"De terriboo, terriboo legacy ob de slaberrie."

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#16 May 7, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I don't drink, you'd be buying me lemonade.
I'd give you some fisheads, same with Duke, I'd imagine that dogs like them more.
You know what W.E. Fields said: "Never trust a man who doesn't drink".

Give the fishheads to R.S., then he can show everybody he actually "caught" something besides a cold on his boat.
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#17 May 7, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
We are all tax slaves. Here we have someone doing something about it. She is putting her bootie on the line to defy government greed, and the big bad Topix teabagger revolutionaries can only mock her.
For shame!
I am not.condemn her. To bad she didn't empty her accounts and move so the parasites couldn't get their hands on her money.

I never fualt someone for avoiding taxes so long as they are not crying to raise mine.

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