Fans Clap Back At Lauryn Hill For Arriving At Her Show 2 Hours Late
|Fans Clap Back At Lauryn Hill For Arriving At Her Show 2 Hours Late|
Due to her late arrival and the venue’s 11 p.m. curfew, L. Boogie only managed to perform for 40 minutes.
Hill vehemently defended herself later in a confrontational fan-shot video that surfaced on Twitter.
But Tashjian, a fan of Hill's for her seminal solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” wasn't
buying that explanation.
|Singer Lauryn Hill|
She demanded a refund for her ticket, which cost $70 plus a 20% service fee.
A social media debate unfolded well into Saturday morning over whether or not it was fair to expect professionalism and punctuality from the Jersey-born Grammy winner.
“I would not recommend an artist consistently be late. But if they are, so be it,” rapper Talib Kweli wrote. “Art should be unpredictable.”
“But time isn’t art. Time is absolute,” user @TheMusicMogul shot back. “And Lauryn Hill absolutely wastes people’s time consistently.”
This isn’t the first time Ms. Hill has been criticized for being late to a performance. In fact, she’s had a habit of doing just that throughout the course of her career, including late arrivals at a 2011 show in Brooklyn, 2014’s Voodoo Festival, a 2015 New York concert, and more.
Just this year, Lauryn was scheduled to appear at the Grammys, but seemed to back out at the last minute. Her rep later blamed the organizers for announcing L. Boogie’s appearance “prematurely and without approval.”