Lauryn Hill Becomes Eligible for Presidential Medal of Freedom After Only Taking 20 Minutes for Her Chakras to Align

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Because we live in a world in which Lauryn Hill has spent the last two decades being late for everything but her paycheck, the fact that she was only 20 minutes late for her December 3 concert at London’s 02 Arena is legit headline news.

“‘She’s on time!’ A ripple of excitement has just gone through the O2 Arena,” wrote Roisin O’Connor, a music correspondent for the U.K.-based the Independent, in her review of the show. “The lights have dimmed, and Lauryn Hill is as about as ‘on time’ as she’ll ever be—just 20 minutes late.”

As trumpets blared and attendees wiped tears of joy from their eyes in celebration of such a momentous feat, Lauryn waited for the haze of confetti and fireworks exploding in the sky to subside before beginning her set.


But alas, Twitter is abound with skeptics:

As well as those who empathize for the fans in attendance:


And of course fans in attendance who missed the concert equivalent of Halley’s Comet:


Later this month, Hill is scheduled for a New Year’s Eve performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. So for those willing to put her newfound punctuality to the test, good luck with that.

Menace to supremacy. Founder of Extraordinary Ideas and co-host and producer of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Impatiently waiting for ya'll to stop putting sugar in grits.

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That’s all well and fine but......................FUCK THAT. I saw ‘L Boogie’ in Atlanta a few years back. She was LATE AF. And then had the audacity to sit on a white couch the whole time. Then had the unmitigated gall to do REMIXES (that no one’s ever heard of and that weren’t even good) of her classics. Needless to say we walked out 15 minutes into her set.

Gladly The Roots, Janelle Monae, Ghost and Rae, 8Ball & MJG and KRIT were there to make us not really care too much that Lauryn Hill pulled a Lauryn Hill on us.  Again FUCK THAT.