A little while back, we reported that jazz musician, Robert Glasper claimed Lauryn Hill took credit for writing her classic album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, but that he personally knows musicians who wrote the lyrics, who she is not giving credit to. He also made accusations regarding Hill’s treatment of her road crew/band and her professional behavior, claiming Lauryn would not pay band members if she was dissatisfied with their rehearsal and that she’d audition new band members while touring.
Hill just celebrated the 20th anniversary of her classic album and decided to wait until after the celebration to respond to Glasper. Lauryn posted an essay on her twitter called “Addressing Robert Glasper and other common misconceptions about me (in no particular order)”.
“No matter how incredible the musicians who play with me are, MY name is on the marquee. The expectation to make it all come together is on me. The risk and the financial losses are on me.” Lauryn wrote. “Hence, MY VIBE, though not the only consideration, is the priority. Few people actually know what this road is like, but many want to judge and comment, having never done it. Try doing what I’ve done yourself. If nothing else, you will gain some insight into and respect for my process.”
Read her full response here.
I chose to wait until after the anniversary to post this. Thank you everyone for the Love! I’d like to clear a few things up.
Full statement available here: https://t.co/kbtvoOWD2R
— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) August 28, 2018