Fact: Former Fugees star Lauryn Hill has reworked The Sound of Music's My Favorite Things for her latest protest track, Black Rage. The singer has dedicated the hard-hitting song to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, who have clashed with police and U.S. Marshals in a series of violent stand-offs following the death of an unarmed teen on 9 August (14). Michael Brown was shot and killed by a cop investigating a robbery.
Quote: "Madonna and the person who I was in love with since I bought my first album, Lauryn Hill. That's my baby. I used to say I wanted to marry Lauryn Hill!" Rapper Nicki Minaj is desperate to work with pop icon Madonna and hip-hop star Lauryn Hill
Fact: Former Fugees star Lauryn Hill hit the stage at Alexander Wong's post boutique launch party in New York on Thursday (17Feb11) to perform a medley of hits for VIPs including Kanye West and Jack White's model wife Karen Elson.
Tweet: "Lauryn slain her ten thousands (sic)....#amazing and yeah "worth the wait". Goodnight Kids." The Roots drummer AHMIR '?UESTLOVE' THOMPSON was thoroughly impressed with Lauryn Hill's performance at the Blue Note in New York on Wednesday (05Jan11), despite the reclusive star making fans wait until almost 1am on Thursday morning (06Jan11) before appearing onstage.
Quote: "She wants to look perfect for her audience. People think she's disrespectful, but she's just a perfectionist." ROHAN MARLEY explains his partner Lauryn Hill's infamous punctuality problems.
Fact: Ex-Fugees star Lauryn Hill and her partner ROHAN MARLEY are so laid back they still haven't picked out a name for their seven-month-old daughter. Marley says, "For now, we call her Baby Marley."
Quote: "Half of your face has red make-up, the other half green, and your hair is barely combed. How you gonna let people see you like that? Someone is pimping Lauryn right now. A true friend would say, 'You have to check yourself into a psychiatrist.'" Wyclef Jean disapproves of former Fugees bandmate Lauryn Hill's crazy new image.
Fact: Reclusive Fugees star Lauryn Hill is to perform a rare string of shows in Britain this summer (07). The Killing Me Softly singer will play shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester in July (07).