Lauryn Hill Pens Thank You Letter to Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys And More

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By: / May 9, 2013

Despite the low-blow that is her three-month jail sentence for tax evasion, hip-hop queen Lauryn Hill is still grateful.

From fans to artists including the legendary Stevie wonder to soulful songstress Alicia Keys, many have written letters to the judge on her behalf and offered up words of encouragement to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill singer as she preps for her time in the pen. In an open letter on her Tumblr, Hill writes:

I want to extend a sincere thank you to the following people, who wrote letters to the judge on my behalf:


Davonne Breedlove
Binna Choi, Beijing, China
Hafiz Farid, East Orange, NJ
Miriam Anne Banks Farrakhan, Union, NJ
Vincent Gardner, New York, NY
Michael Green, Fair Bluff, NC
Elitta Harden, Ft Worth, TX
Mrs. Valarie Hill, South Orange, NJ
Maureen Hogan, Jersey City, NJ
Walter Jones, New York, NY
Alicia Keys
Elena Lau, Toronto, Canada
Jerald Miller, New York, NY
Tracy Morris, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Elise Munoz, France
Bunmi Olukoya, Laurel, MD
Jimmie Pierre, Trenton, NJ
Cherisse Pittman
Gabrielle Fulton Ponder, Atlanta, GA
Dominique Reese, Oakland, CA
Chris Schwartz, Philadelphia, PA
Ashley Scott, Brooklyn, NY
Derek Singletary, Astoria, NY
Dr. Sara Tai, Manchester, UK

Lisa Willis, Philadelphia, PA
Stevie Wonder
Jonathan Wunderlich, Cabarete, DR

And thank you Jerald Miller, for taking the initiative to put this together.

I also want to thank all of my family, friends, business associates, and fans who have called, emailed, sent texts, and posted messages of concern, encouragement, and support. I appreciate the well wishes, and I thank you for your prayers. Also, to anyone who may have written letters that we did not know about, thank you also, all of you. I will have more to say soon, but did not want to further delay expressing my appreciation.

Thank you again,
MLH