Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2009

Lauryn Hill

Legendary hip hop artist and eight-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill could face up to the three years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges. The South Orange, N.J. native and mother of six admitted in a state court that she hadn't filed tax returns from 2005 to 2007. During that time, Hill, now 37, had earned more than $1.5 million. When news of her tax troubles began to spread across the Internet a few weeks prior to her trial, Hill took to her Tumblr account to explain the ordeal. She wrote that she had done what was necessary to insulate her family from the "hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism" surrounding her. Hill will return to court for sentencing in November.