It looks like L-Boogie is finally setting the record straight!
Just a year after pleading guilty to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.8 million in earnings from 2005 to 2007, Lauyrn Hill is finally sharing her side of the story!
According to TMZ, the “Miseducated” singer filed documents revealing that she stopped paying taxes “when she withdrew from society atlargedue to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family.”
Although the Fugees frontwoman didn’t offer up any specific details about the threats, she does claim that they were so severe that she had to take her family into hiding—which may be the reason why she suddenly left the music industry during her hiatus in the 90′s.
Last year, Hill posted a letter to her Tumblr page explaining why she decided to put her family first rather than focus on “material concerns.”
“Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual,” Hill posted via tumblr. “I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.”
The mother of six is asking for probation prior to her April 22nd sentencing, where she faces a maximum of one year in prison and $100,000 in fines for each count.