Robert Glasper to Lauryn Hill: She Did Not Write “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” & Fires Bands

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In a recent interview with 97.9 The Box from Houston, record producer and Jazz artist, Robert Glasper went on a rant about Lauryn Hill.

When asked about egotistical rappers in the industry he went on and mentioned Hill, even going as far as saying that she steal music from artists and fires bands that perform with her.

He started by saying that Hill mistreats the musicians she hires, and that even the hiring process was shady. Although he is a notable artist in the Jazz charts, Hill still insisted that he audition for her, but he went on to tell her to just check out his albums instead. Eventually, Hill hired Glasper for a 20-minute show for which she would be paid half a million dollars. However, after a week of practicing for the show, Hill decided to cut the musician’s pay in half because she did not like their work a day before the show.

He walked out of the gig and went on to say, “She likes to fire bands. I can rattle off 15 guys off the top of my head[…] She will go on tour with a band, and in the city where they’re doing their show, she will hold auditions for her band […] The band is always good. She gets the best musicians. She just has a thing.”

The most hard-hitting jab came when Glasper talked about the production of her iconic debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, he said that the singer “stole all my friends’ music, the one thing you did that was great, you didn’t do.”

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