‘Stop Clocking Her’: Fans React After Lauryn Hill Addresses Her ‘Lateness’ In New Song with Nas

Ms. Lauryn Hill is unbothered by how bothered her fans are about her tardiness.

Following the releases of her albums with her group The Fugees, Hill dropped her masterpiece album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” While the album received several Grammy nominations and earned her the reputation of a well-celebrated R&B artist, it is still to this day her only studio-recorded album.

Singer Lauryn Hill performs onstage during a “Queen & Slim” screening and conversation at Woodruff Arts Center on November 22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Lately, she’s been stepping back into the music scene. She was featured in Teyana Taylor’s song from her 2020 album “The Album,” and now she’s reconnecting with Nas for his latest project “King’s Disease II, which he released on Friday, Aug. 6.

In Nas’ ninth “Nobody” song, Hill dropped a few bars, some of which spoke about freedom, and the consequences people and the world have faced due to their transgressions. But one particular verse seemed to catch the ears of many of its listeners.

“I’m saving souls and y’all complaining ‘bout my lateness, Now it’s illegal for someone to walk to in greatness,” she spit with ease on the track. Listeners noted that Hill was making it clear that she was aware of her fans’ comments about her being late to come out on stage at her shows, but seemingly has a carefree attitude about the situation.

Fans reacted to the lyrics. One person wrote, “So she basically saying she don’t give af about y’all being upset that she’s late lol ⏰.” Someone else joked, “Aka stop clocking her😂.” Another fan wasn’t trying to hear Hill’s excuses, writing, “Girl bye. You can save souls and be on time for people that paid their money to see you 😂😂😂😂.”

Along with being a memorable vocalist and femcee, Hill has added flake to her reputation. She’s received complaints about showing up to her shows two-and-a-half hours late, 90 minutes late, and the shortest time seems to be 20 minutes late.

But she’s made it clear now how she feels about the critiques.

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