Lauryn Hill on Monday (May 6) was sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes. Last night, Hill posted a note on her Facebook page to “extend a sincere thank you” to people who had written letters to the judge on her behalf. She mentioned 30 people by name — including Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder — though it’s unclear if these pleas (or Hill’s $900,000 zero-hour payment) factored into the judge’s ruling.
The singer went on to say:
I also want to thank all of my family, friends, business associates and fans who have called, emailed, sent texts, and posted messages of concern, encouragement, and support. I appreciate the well wishes, and I thank you for your prayers.
Also, to anyone who may have written letters that we did not know about, thank you also, all of you.
I will have more to say soon, but did not want to further delay expressing my appreciation.”
Hill must report to prison to begin her sentence on July 8.