Lauryn Hill Addresses Claims That She Stole Music For The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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After recent accusations by Robert Glasper, claiming that Lauryn Hill stole the music for her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she has responded back.

On Monday, Ms. Hill published a rebuttal to Glasper’s claims.

“I’ve remained patient and quiet for a very long time, allowing people to talk, speculate, and project, while keeping my nose to the grindstone fighting for freedoms many folks aren’t even aware matter,” Hill wrote in Medium essay.

“The arrogance of presumption that allows someone to think that they could have all the facts about another person’s life and experience, is truly and remarkably… presumptuous.

“People can sometimes confuse kindness for weakness, and silence for weakness as well,” she continues. “When this happens, I have to speak up. I apologize for the delay in getting this posted, I was late in hearing about it. I understand this is long, but my last interview was over a decade ago.”

Hill also explains that The Miseducation was the first time she began working with musicians outside of the Fugees and admits that she may not have “established necessary boundaries” to those she worked with. She also denies constantly firing band members and cutting their pay without “a legitimate reason.”

“The Miseducation was my only solo studio album, but it certainly wasn’t the only good thing I did.”

Hopefully the disagreement between these two artists can be resolved soon.

Click here to read the full essay.

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