Lauryn Hill Apologizes to Fans for Her Excessive Tour Tardiness

Grammy Award-winning artist Lauryn Hill recently issued a public apology for showing up late to her performances overseas.

Hill is currently on tour in Europe for the 20th-anniversary celebration of her first and only album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” However, many of the star’s fans were outraged after she showed up late to a couple of shows within the last week.

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the “Nothing Even Matters” singer arrived two hours late to her show in Paris. She performed onstage for a total of 30 minutes which prompted “boos” from the crowd of fans, Hip-Hop Wired reported. A few days prior to her Paris show, she showed up 1 hour and 40 minutes late for her performance in Brussels, Belgium.

One of Hill’s fans in Europe tweeted, “Wow…never have I ever….been so disappointed in an artist. Thank you Europe for your €€€ shame on you Lauryn Hill.”

Lauryn Hill

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Earlier this year, the megastar also was late to several concerts in Canada and canceled performances in the U.S. including New Jersey, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

The “Ex-Factor” singer apologized via social media on Nov. 20 for her constant tardiness in Europe.

“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,” Hill wrote on Twitter. “With deep gratitude I come on stage to perform an album that means so much to so many. … Every day we push past inertia to present something sincere. Thank you for coming, supporting and for your patience and understanding.”

Despite the apology, Hill did not quite seem to have the kinks in her “Miseducation” tour worked out by her Friday, Nov. 23, date in Glasgow, Scotland. There she took the stage 40 minutes late, at 10 p.m. local time, which was additionally problematic because it meant her 80-minute set would clash with the local 11 p.m. curfew.

Hill was scheduled to continue her United Kingdom concert date leg by playing on Monday, Nov. 26, in Manchester, England. The “Miseducation” international tour is set to complete with a Feb. 16 date in Auckland, New Zealand.


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