After postponing multiple shows on her tour due to losing her voice, Lauryn Hill has received many criticisms from fans; though she generally ignores most of these comments, over the weekend Hill finally spoke out.
While on her 25th Anniversary Tour for her ‘Miseducation’ album, she recently had to postpone multiple shows which led to getting some heat from her fans. Despite her issues being physical problems with her vocal cords, fans did not appreciate the news of another delay, many complaining about the recurring issue of delays at Hill’s shows.
At her latest concert in Los Angeles this past Saturday night, Hill took a moment to address the criticisms she has been receiving regarding her postponing her shows. She said: “They say, ‘Oh, she’s late’ and ‘She’s late tonight’ . . . yo, y’all are lucky I make it to this bloodclot stage every night. I leave my soul on this stage. And I don’t do it because they let me do it. I do it because I stand here in the name of God. And I know it. God is who allows me to do it.”
She continued on to say: “He surrounded me with family and community when there was no support. When the album sold so many records and no one showed up and said, ‘Hey, would you like to make another one’ . . . We’re survivors. Not just survivors, we’re thrivers.”
Her claps back at the critics did not seem to fend off all of them, as many have continued to voice their issues. Some seem to have some compassion for her situation, with a fan saying: “Respect for her music and legacy but she forgets that actually the people [are] paying her.” One fan truly did not appreciate Hill’s response to critics, and posted to social media saying: “The lack of accountability and the religious deflection is crazy…here’s some fun little tea, did you know she has to have like 20 mirrors in her green room and no other woman can be on staff when she plays a venue?”
With the amount of criticisms Hill continues to receive, she can only hope that she does not hit any more hiccups to cause more delays during her tour.