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

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.