UPDATE: Twitter had a field day on Ms. Lauryn Hill after it was reported that she was three hours late to her own concert at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall. Last night, the Miseducation star took herself to Twitter to respond to the critics + comedians.
To my fans in Pittsburgh: pic.twitter.com/uex4awMM2R
— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) February 2, 2017
See the original story below:
Ms. Lauryn Hill was headlining the bill for her concert at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall last night, when the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter did something no one could imagine. Psyche, I’m kidding, she did what no one was surprised she would do: She showed up three hours late.
Lauryn was scheduled to go on at 8:00 p.m., but according to tweets from the venue, by 11:00 p.m. she had still not made an appearance on stage. Others said Hill was arriving as audience members were standing in line for refunds.
The former Fugee member has a storied history for being late for her shows. Questlove even penned an open letter to her in an attempt to showcase his (and her fans’) frustration with her tardiness. Tweets flew out at a rapid pace last night as Hill’s “MLH Caravan: Diaspora Calling” tour began to fell more like the “Disappearing Act” tour.
After a series of different DJs subbed in for Ms. Lauryn Hill, she finally took the stage at 11:19 p.m. A copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shared an onstage photo of Hill as proof of her arrival.
Defense of Ms. Hill and her actions were scarce. Twitter had fun at her expense and didn’t even have to buy a ticket.
“This Lauryn Hill concert bout to be lit! I’m hype!”
Lauryn Hill: pic.twitter.com/etagionKCi
— Wokeness Everdeen (@LexieS1723) February 1, 2017
Lauryn hill was supposed to have a show in Pittsburgh tonight and never showed up. I would like to say I’m shocked but here we are.
— Blackness Everdeen (@AQualityMess) February 1, 2017
Why are people still buying Lauryn Hill concert tickets? She hasn’t attended one of her own concerts since 2013.
— Kung Fu Manda (@ErykahWest) February 1, 2017
all i know is Lauryn Hill trending BETTER be trending cause she dropped a new jawn, or she celebrating half years. or she saved a kitten.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) February 1, 2017
HOST: Andddddd now, ladies and gentlemen, LAURYN HILL!!!!!!!
LAURYN HILL: *at home* pic.twitter.com/fPdBVWUpJB
— Wild Wild Seth (@SpikeReeds) February 1, 2017