Lauryn Hill cancels London show after being barred from entering the UK


Lauryn Hill has been forced to cancel a show in London, after being barred from entering the UK. The singer, who previously starred in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, has been denied entry in order to perform a show.

The Fugees star took to Facebook to explain that a “past legal situation” has prevented her from playing at tomorrow night’s concert at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. “I’ve been informed that I won’t be able to enter the UK for a period of time due to my past legal situation,” wrote Hill.

For this reason I have to cancel my concert on July 15th. Know that I was looking forward to performing in London this summer, and that I appreciate all of my fans and supporters both in London, and throughout the UK.”

She later added, “I look forward to seeing you again as soon as I’m able to.

Hill served three months in prison for tax evasion in July 2013, after failing to file federal tax returns for the $1.8 million she earned between 2005 and 2007.

The singer performed in London last year, where she was criticised for her late arrival and for reinventing her hits to an unrecognisable level.

Watch the music video for one of Hill’s most iconic tracks, below.


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