Lauryn Hill confronts claims of ‘stealing’ music and mistreating musicians

The R&B musician has responded to allegations made by jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper

Lauryn Hill has responded to recent allegations by the jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper that she “stole music” for her classic 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. In a recent radio interview, Glasper – who says he performed with Hill once in 2008 – reportedly suggested that Hill treated her musicians poorly, instructing them not to make eye contact and threatening to halve their pay because she was unhappy with how they were “learning the music”.

Hill responded in an essay on the self-publishing platform Medium. “I’m confused as to why such a principled musician, who thought I ‘stole’ from his friends, would show up to work for me,” she wrote, referring to Glasper.

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