Last Lap: Sentencing Postponed in Lauryn Hill Tax Case

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Lauryn Hill Court Appearance

Did Will.i.am steal someone else’s beat? Thom Yorke gives us his opinions on DJ culture, and Ke$ha is ready to get real. Welcome to today’s Last Lap.

+In a New Jersey federal court yesterday, Grammy-winner Lauryn Hill was allowed time to gather funds for restitution in her tax-evasion case. Sentencing in the case has been pushed back until May 6. The former first lady of the Fugees is charged with not paying taxes on $1.8 million in income. [Los Angeles Times]

+Will.i.am concedes that he may have borrowed a producer’s beat without permission. The Black Eyed Peas frontman discussed his track, “Let’s Go,” which features Chris Brown, in an interview with KIIS-FM. Will.i.am says there was some confusion over whether the beat was cleared, but Arty, the Russian DJ who created it, claims outright thievery. [Billboard]

+In the run up to the Atoms for Peace tour this summer, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich sat with Rolling Stone to talk about their new album AMOK. Yorke seems especially annoyed with today’s DJ scene, saying that he really can’t get down with “90 percent of that whole culture.” [Rolling Stone]

+Ke$ha is gearing up for her new reality show, My Crazy Beautiful Life, ahead of its premiere on MTV. Fans should expect an intense, raw look into the pop star’s everyday antics. Peep the clip below. [MTV]

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