Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder Wrote Letters To Judge On Behalf Of Lauryn Hill, According To Lauryn Hill

Carl Williott | May 9, 2013 - 10:30 am

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.