Lauryn Hill Owes Someone $11K, & It’s Not The IRS

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 22:  Lauryn Hill performs at the Kaya Fest at Bayfront Park Amphitheater on April 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Lauryn Hill Owes Someone $11K, & It’s Not The IRS

Well, there goes the money for Christmas gifts.

Published December 22, 2017

Lauryn Hill may be losing a ton of money this holiday season.

The legendary recording artist was reportedly slapped with a lawsuit by her former trombone player, Matthew Hartnett, who is coming to collect the money the singer neglected to pay him, TMZ reports.

The musician claims he was hired to record new music with Hill as well as join her on tour in 2016. Hartnett was reportedly fired after completing the job, but he didn’t receive a single payment, according to TMZ. He is also suing Hill’s tour manager and the tour company for unpaid wages. 

Hartnett is reportedly demanding that the “Killing Me Softly” singer and her team pay him the standard rate for the studio sessions that he was never paid for. He is also tacking on $4,000 for damages. In total, his bill comes to a whopping $11,521.60, TMZ calculates.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the “Doo Wop” artist’s first financial dispute. In 2016 Hill was hit with a bill for more than $400,000 in tax fraud. 

She has not responded to the new lawsuit. Let's hope the two parties can settle the issue peacefully. 

Written by Jessica McKinney

(Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)


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