Ms. Lauryn Hill responds to Robert Glasper’s claims that she “steals” music

“I reject being pigeonholed or pinned down by someone else’s uninformed concept of me.”

August 28, 2018
Ms. Lauryn Hill responds to Robert Glasper’s claims that she “steals” music Valery Hache / Getty Images

Earlier this month, Robert Glasper went on air on Houston's 97.9 The Box and made a number of stark claims about Ms. Lauryn Hill in an interview for “The Madd Hatta Morning Show.” Glasper criticized her showmanship, and accused her of "stealing" music credits on her Miseducation album.“You haven’t done enough to be the way you are. The one thing you did that was great, you didn’t do,” said Glasper.

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Today, in a lengthy essay posted to her Twitter, Hill addressed Glasper's accusations and more. "Who are you to say I didn’t do enough?" Hill writes. "Most people are probably just hearing your name for the first time because you dropped MINE in an interview." She also writes that she's “confused as to why such a principled musician, who thought I ‘stole’ from his friends, would show up to work for me anyway,”

Later in the essay, Hill defends her professionalism and her reputation for tardy performances. "Me being late to shows isn’t because I don’t respect my fans or their time, but the contrary," she writes. "It can be argued that I care too much, and insist on things being right." Earlier this year, Hill cancelled four dates of her Miseducation 20th anniversary tour, which will resume in Europe this fall. Read Hill's entire essay here.

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