Lauryn Hill (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

(The Root) — Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion on Monday, to be followed by another three months of home incarceration. The Grammy Award-winning artist was charged and pleaded guilty last year; she has since paid more than $970,000 to satisfy her debt. 

Though there were plenty of serious tweets in Hill's defense, black folks on Twitter found a way to inspire a few chuckles. After all, nobody is better at laughing to keep from crying than black people, right? Here are some of the funniest tweets.

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We need to open Lauren Hill’s cell and send her to Africa!

— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) May 6, 2013

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.