As Exclaim reports, Hill showed up over an hour late and rushed through 10 tracks before ending her concert with a cover of Drake‘s “Nice For What,” which samples her song “Ex-Factor.”
Both during and after the concert, attendees took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the set, while others that weren’t in attendance commented on how people are still purchasing Hill tickets and knowing her tendency to be late to her own shows.
“So disappointed in the Lauryn Hill concert tonight. Made fans wait over an hour and then performed for 45 mins max,” one user, Jennifer Azevedo, wrote. “Could barely recognize the songs she attempted to sing. Cash grab for sure. Don’t waste your money on her!”
So disappointed in the Lauryn Hill concert tonight. Made fans wait over an hour and then performed for 45 mins max. Could barely recognize the songs she attempted to sing. Cash grab for sure. Don’t waste your money on her!
— Jennifer Azevedo (@WWJenn) July 19, 2018
“Lauryn Hill was a big let down last night,” user Jax B tweeted. “From her unrecognizable songs, constant criticism of her band, shortest performance of the show, and throwing off all of Toronto with that terrible nice for what remix. She still the queen though.”
Lauryn hill was a big let down last night. From her unrecognizable songs, constant critisim of her band, shortest performance of the show, and throwing off all of Toronto with that terrible nice for what remix. She still the queen though.
— AJ (@APPLEJ4X) July 19, 2018
Hill serves as the Sunday headliner for the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend in Chicago. The performance is pegged to the 20th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
See other responses from Toronto fans below. Fans are also speaking about the show on its official Facebook event page.
I went to the Lauryn Hill show last night and I’m more surprised by how surprised and upset ppl are by the long wait for her & the 45 set? Like, did you think she’d change her proven ways just for you, Toronto?
— Claudia Sicondolfo (@claudia_sicon) July 19, 2018
The Lauryn Hill concert last night was really disappointing but mostly I'm mad at myself. Like, what did I expect from a Lauryn Hill concert in our Lord's year 2018?
— rebecca gao (@rebeccaga0) July 19, 2018
So, Ms. Hill hit the stage 2 hours late and then did a 45-minute set.
Gotta agree with @questlove who said: Hill is facing down “the embarrassment of now being a one album legacy artist and the possibility of not mattering anymore in this disposable society.”
— Errol Nazareth (@ErrolNazareth) July 19, 2018