Lauryn Hill reportedly paid more than $970,000 she owed to the federal government the night before her scheduled sentencing, but it didn’t stop a judge in Newark, New Jersey for sentencing her to three months in federal prison.
Reports have just surfaced that Lauryn Hill will not only serve three months behind bars for failing to pay tax returns on more than $1.8 million from 2005 to 2007, but the singer will also spend three months on house arrest after her time in prison.
Hill was present during her Monday afternoon sentencing, and reportedly compared her situation to a slave.
“I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me … I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is,” she told the judge TMZ reports.
Hill is expected to report to prison by July 8th, and it’s unsure where the 37-year-old will spend her time.
Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy
Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.
If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage. So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.
Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.
“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”
“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”
To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.
“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”
So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.
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