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Lauryn Hill sentenced to three months in jail for tax evasion

Lauryn Hill has received a three month jail sentence for tax evasion.

The charge relates to the singer not paying taxes on roughly £1.2m of earnings she made between 2005 and 2007.

Hill, who pleaded guilty last year, also faces three months of home confinement.

In a statement to a New Jersey court, Hill - who claimed she failed to pay taxes after quitting music and raising children - said:

"I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that."

Before sentencing, her attorney said that the singer had previously paid £624,000 in accordance with the New Jersey state.

As previously reported, Hill recently unleashed a new track, which was rush-released due to a "legal deadline".





Listen to Lauryn Hill's new track below: