Lauryn Hill Two Hours Late For Show With Curious Explanation | Music News
Musician, Lauryn Hill, has told fans she was two hours late to a show in Atlanta because she was “aligning her energy with the time”. Hill performed at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday night past (May 6) for fewer than 40 minutes. She has, though, since issued an apology on her Facebook page on Sunday.
The singer found fame with the Fugees in the Nineties, went on to become a renowned solo artist. She told fans in the aforementioned post that she doesn’t show up late to her performances because she doesn’t care about them, but because of the rigours of the artistic process.
“The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn’t easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others”, she said.
“Because I care so deeply about the artistic process, I scrutinize, have perfectionist tendencies, and want space made for spontaneity, which is not an easy process, with the many moving parts on the road. Some days we are more successful than others re time”.
Hill said she had “nothing but love and respect” for her fans in Atlanta and promised she was “figuring out a plan to make it up to you”.
The show had been due to start at 8pm. Hill reportedly arrived on stage at 10.20pm and at 11pm her microphone was cut due to the venue’s strict closing time. Many in attendance expressed their outrage about the situation on social media. On Twitter, Hill blamed her driver for arriving late.
Many fans have defended the singer, noting that Hill is known for her tardiness. In 2014 she kept an audience in London waiting for up to 90 minutes.
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