Lauryn Hill Performs on Air Just Four Months After Prison Release
Three months in prison obviously didn’t diminish Lauryn Hill’s talent. The former Fugees frontwoman recently took to the stage just four months after her release from prison last year.
The mother of six was released on October 4, 2013, after entering federal prison in Connecticut the morning of July 8 as the first part of a six-month sentence (the final three months to be spent at home).
She received her jail sentence in May 2013 after pleading guilty to tax evasion; Lauryn failed to file returns on the $1.8 million income she earned between 2005 and 2007.
The 38-year-old singer appeared on the February 7 episode of Late Show With David Letterman, and sang “Something” as the finale to a week-long tribute to The Beatles. She left behind any trace of prison jumpsuit orange, wearing a full-length plaid ensemble with motorcycle jacket and black hat.
This isn’t the first major performance Lauryn has given since ending her stay in prison. During the last six weeks of 2013, she was allowed to work before finishing off the three-month home detention part of her sentence, according to USA Today.
Specifically, Lauryn was allowed to tour from November 15 to December 31, returning home on January 1 to fulfill the remainder of her sentence. Obviously, however, there’s some wiggle room in that particular part of the punishment since Lauryn was able to stop by Late Show.