“I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.” Truer words were never spoken. That was David O. Russell after complaining to the a New York Daily News correspondent that Jennifer Lawrence’s time commitment to the Hunger Games franchise “talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is.” Since the quote circulated today, the American Hustle director has issued a statement of apology. But not before we decided to look back into recent history to see who else has been ill-advised in their references to our country’s worst sin.
Why does it feel that Lauryn Hill‘s only in the news these days because of controversy? The last we heard was that her baby wasn’t partner Rohan Marley‘s; a rumor which Ms.Hill strongly denied to the press and public. Ã‚Â Unfortunately, this round is a lot more serious because she could be in trouble with the law. A fashion stylist is suing Lauryn because of allegedly making off with her clothes without paying the full price. This, BTW, went down in 2007 when Lauryn was on tour!
The lawsuit relates that fashion consultantÃ‚Â Via Davia VintageÃ‚Â fitted Lauryn “with an entire wardrobe of high fashion items.” The deal that was made apparently stated that Hill was to pay fixed weekly installments for the clothes for a month. It further claims that the singer not only kept all the clothes for three months, but ended up returning only 30% of the items. To add insult to injury, the suit states that Hill paid only paid a tiny amount of what was due. Considering there’s silence coming from Hill’s camp, we’ll just have to see how this story plays out in court.
Lauryn Hill might be trying to shoot down rumors, but she’s only succeeded in producing a million more of them. After rumors swirled that the singer’s partner Rohan Marley and Isabeli Fontana, a Brazilian model, are dating, Hill stepped forward to clear up a few things, such as the common misconception that Marley is the father of her Lauryn Hill’s new baby. “Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning,” Hill wrote via her rep’s Twitter.” To speculate without the facts can only cause people to form WRONG conclusions. We both value privacy and for that reason defend and preserve our right to it. Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child. We have had long periods of separation over the years but our 5 children together remain a joy to both of us.” Seeing as how Hill’s new son is her sixth child…plus the fact that she didn’t technically deny Marley was modelizingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦we see what you did there, Lauryn.
Continued the Fugees star, “Thank you for your concern and I appreciate all of the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son.” Rohan Marley retweeted the message, and late added, “I’m forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the love being sent to her.” The two then high-fived and laughed hysterically while the rest of us scratched our heads over what exactly is going on.
Word is out that Lauryn Hill’s baby arrived on Saturday, thus making the Fugees star the proud mother of a full Olympic volleyball team. The singer’s new son brings the grand total of children she has with partner Rohan Marley, son of reggae legend Bob, to six. Older siblings Zion, Selah, Joshua, John and Sarah are no doubt excited to have a new baby in the house, though of course that means one more kid to be jealous of just how excellent “To Zion” is.
“Mother and baby are fine,” a source told the site Black Celebrity Kids following the birth, saying that the singer “had a little scare because the baby came out the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. All is well now and everyone is happy.” Lauryn Hill’s pregnancy was only announced as recently as June, after the singer explained to a Detroit audience why she would be taking a break from performing, and also why it looked like she had a cantaloupe tucked in the top of her pants.
Lauryn Hill‘s pregnant! It’s baby no. 6 for the singer, and somehow her brood crept into Brangelina territory without us even realizing it. How did that happen? The imminent arrival of her baby was announced while she was playing in Chene Park, Detroit on Saturday night. Lauryn announced to concert-goers, “I’m going to be taking time off to give birth” which is pretty much as straight up as they come.
Hints were dropped about her pregnancy earlier as well. A chatty Ms. Hill told the crowd at Club Nokia in L.A two months ago, “I keep having these children. I don’t know if I’m the most fertile woman in America.” Lauryn’s babydaddy is boyfriend Rohan Marley who happens to be Bob Marley’s son. That’s some serious cred for her five, going on six, kids! Congratulations, mamma!
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