The strange and sad saga of the little lost girl known as Lauryn Hill continues.
The IRS clamped down on Ms. Hill for failure to pay income taxes on more than $1.5 million in income from 2005-2007, according to The Huffington Post. And now the mugshot (right) has emerged.
To Lauryn’s credit, she looks pretty cleaned up.
She’s not wearing any scary clown costumes, though her eyes scream “f**k the white man for persecuting a black queen like me.”
She also went a little heavy on the blush, though maybe she was going for that innocent look so the po-po would go easy on her.
But back to those overdue taxes, Ms. Hill’s explanation, which she posted on her tumblr, was a nonsensical convoluted mess that railed against pop culture, the establishment and Hollywood, but failed to offer any legit explanation for why her taxes went unpaid for so long.
If you feel like getting you a taste of crazy and insanity, here’s a bit of Ms. Hill’s sweet, nutty goodness from her tumblr:
Learning from the past, insulating friends and family from the influence of external manipulation and corruption, is far more important to me than being misunderstood for a season! I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.
I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.
My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.
Next time, Lauryn should just say, “Yo, I forgot” and call it a day.