Ms. Lauryn Hill Speaks! Singer Says She Stopped Paying Taxes When She Withdrew From Society To Protect Her Family

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Get Your Life Together, News, Pay Yo Bills

Lauryn Hill performs live at the Foote Green University of Miami.

It was this schism and the hypocrisy, violence and social cannibalism it enabled, that I wanted and needed to be freed from, not from art or music, but the suppression/repression and reduction of that art and music to a bottom line alone, without regard for anything else. Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I Love making art, I Love making music, these are as natural and necessary for me almost as breathing or talking. To be denied the right to pursue it according to my ability, as well as be properly acknowledged and compensated for it, in an attempt to control, is manipulation directed at my most basic rights! These forms of expression, along with others, effectively comprise my free speech! Defending, preserving, and protecting these rights are critically important, especially in a paradigm where veiled racism, sexism, ageism, nepotism, and deliberate economic control are still blatant realities!!!

Soooo should we assume paying her taxes would have denied her right to be properly compensated for her art?

Guess we should just keep reading.

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