Yesha Callahan

Lauryn Hill Pens Letter From Jail, Thanks Fans For Their Support


Lauryn Hill began her three month jail sentence in federal prison for tax evasion  in July. Hill ‘s sentence stemmed from failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the last decade, even though before sentencing she paid back the majority of what she owed.

Over the weekend, Hill wrote a letter to fans, thanking them for their support and opening up about her experience in prison so far.

Hill’s team shared the message on her Tumblr page, explaining that she can’t personally answer all the fan mail she’s received.

“Ms. Hill has received a lot mail, and would like to let everyone know that she is doing well,” her Tumblr page reads. “She also asked me to pass along this message:

“I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials. Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them. Thank you for the letters of concern and well wishes that I receive in the mail every day. Although I may not be able to write everyone back, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With Love back, MLH”

Hill has been vocal about her issues with the IRS and the government and claimed she had good reason for not paying.

In a lengthy rant on her Tumblr page last year the singer explained that she stopped paying taxes after receiving “very real threats to herself and her family,” forcing her to withdraw from society.


  1. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    I love lauryen hill. I really do. But after sitting and staring at this screen I can not connect what threats to your family has to do with not paying your taxes. Anyone?

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