Lauryn Hill Showed Up Three Hours Late to Her Pittsburgh Show, Fans Aren’t Surprised
Oh dear. Lauryn Hill, who while widely celebrated as a musical genius, has serious issues with punctuality, showed up incredibly late to yet another scheduled show, this time in Pittsburgh.
Of course, fans weren't feeling Hill's tardiness and she promptly began trending on Twitter, mostly with folks wondering why people even still expect her to show up on time (or at all) to her shows given her performance track record.
Hill was scheduled to perform at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall last night (Jan. 31) but showed up three hours late. According to fans, she was scheduled to go on at 8 p.m. but was there was still no sight of her by 11 p.m. Some fans said that Hill was just arriving as fans stood in line for refunds. A copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did share a photo of Hill's arrival to prove that she did in fact show up.
As aforementioned, Hill's tardiness is certainly nothing new. Just this past May, she showed up so late to an Atlanta show, she only had 30 minutes to perform before the venue shut down. She did issue a statement following the huge backlash and provided refunds to everyone who purchased a ticket.
"I don’t show up late to shows because I don’t care,” she wrote. “And I have nothing but Love and respect for my fans. The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn’t easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others. I don’t have an on/off switch.”
A statement probably isn't going to suffice this time, however. Even Questlove got in on the Twitter fun early this a.m. when the Grammy-winning singer began trending.
"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," he wrote.
Check out some of the hilarious responses to Hill's extra tardy arrival below.