It’s no surprise by now that Lauryn Hill is notoriously late to all of her concerts. Despite her tardiness, the legendary artist does feel awful about it. After she received major backlash for showing up to her shows in Brussels and Paris more than one hour late, Hill issued a statement apologizing on Tuesday (Nov. 20) and attributed the tardiness to fixing kinks in the concert production.
“We’re working through the kinks of moving the production to Europe, with time changes and curfew restrictions, we’ve had a few challenges in these early shows,” she wrote in a statement that she posted on Twitter. “With deep gratitude, I come on stage to perform an album that means so much to so many.” She’s referring to her debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
She added: “Every day we push past inertia to present something sincere. Thank you for coming, supporting and for your patience and understanding.”
Her European fans aren’t the only ones who have suffered. Hill has also been late to dozens of shows around North America. She’s often been so late, she only performed for thirty minutes out of a 90-minute set. Many fans have expressed their concern and distaste with her social media.
Hill’s next show is at the UK Manchester Arena in England on Nov. 26. Let’s hope she’s worked out those final glitches by then. Read her full apology below.
— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) November 21, 2018
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