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Jay Z went from being a Brooklyn drug dealer to a rapper to a business mogul worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Though some might consider the Bed-Sty native crude and self-serving, once upon a time he didn’t have a problem helping a few ladies climb the ladder to success right along with him — or at least climb the charts for a few weeks. In case you didn’t know, here’s a list of women Jay Z helped put on throughout his career.
For more on Jay Z, check out A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized story of Jay Z.
The legal troubles are deep and wide for former Fugees members. It looks like Lauryn Hill is not the only one catching heat for what she owes.
Wyclef Jean’s former lawyers filed a six-figure legal judgment because he failed to make payments to help reduce his debt. Despite the lawsuit, Jean’s business manager had some unfortunate news for the musician’s lawyers: Wyclef Jean is broke.
According to The Smoking Gun, Jean’s accountant stated in a January e-mail to creditors: “There ain’t no money.”
According to reports, other records note both federal and state authorities have notified Jean of his $2.9 million tax liens during mid-2012. Currently, this amount remains outstanding. Based on information received from the New York State Supreme Court filings, Wyclef Jean agreed to pay the law firm of firm Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman a settlement of $100,000 to resolve his outstanding bill of $133,000.
Jean was required to pay $10,000 by August 1, 2013 and $50,000 at the end of the year. If he made those two payments, the law firm would have waived the remaining $40,000. Records show Jean failed to make those payments and the law firm concluded he would have to pay the entire $100,000, plus ten percent annual interest.
Due to his defunct payments, the Shukat law firm filed another $102,027.40 judgment against Wyclef. Prior to filing the judgment, the law firm notified Jean’s business manager again. Jean’s accountant David Levin told them to proceed with the filing because once again he noted: “In my most professional verbiage…there ain’t no money.”
This is not the first incident where Wyclef Jean has been called out for money issues. When he announced his candidacy to be the President of his home country of Haiti, the IRS came after him with $2.1 million dollars in tax liens. Also the charity for Haiti’s Earthquake Relief Aide supposedly funded the singer and his lavish lifestyle.
Are you surprised about Wyclef Jean’s money problems?
After a report from RadarOnline that Lauryn Hill was hit with seven tax liens spread like wildfire last week, the singer’s publicist, Kathryn Frazier of Biz3 Publicity, put out a statement to Pitchfork denying the news, saying:
“Contrary to media gossip (fact checking seems to be a dying art-form) there are no changes in Ms. Hill’s legal status. Ms. Hill has finished her sentence, has been fulfilling her agreement with the IRS, and is taking care of all outstanding matters in regards to this situation. She is not in jeopardy of any further charges. The press is reporting on paperwork that had recently been filed, and has now become public record.”
It looks like Lauryn Hill may be in the hot seat with Uncle Sam again. According to Radar Online, the IRS has filed seven additional tax liens against the 90s singer.
The documents, which accuse Lauryn of bailing on her taxes between the years of 2005 and 2011, were filed on Jan. 14 and collectively sum up to a whopping $866,868.05. According to the six-year breakdown, the mother of six owes $422,008.26. For 2006, she owes $19,838.75; 2007, $61,158.50; 2008, $58,405.71; 2009, $30370.91; 2010, $13,247.73; and 2011, $261,838.19.
This of course, is major news since Lauryn was convicted last May of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes. She actually just completed a three-month prison sentence in relation to the previously filed tax evasion charges last fall.
“To me, it is obvious that the accumulation of generational trauma and abuse have created the very behaviors the system tries to punish, by providing no sufficient outlets for the victims of institutional terror,” she wrote in a Tumblr post following her 2013 conviction. “Clearly, the institution tries to hide its own criminal history at the expense and wholeness of the abused, who ‘acting out’ from years of abuse and mistreatment, reflect the very aggression that they were exposed to.”
At this point it’s unclear what Lauryn plans to do about her tax woes or if she has already been actively working to get these issues resolved, but we’re hoping that she can get a handle on the situation and pay off her debt.
Lauryn Hill made her first TV appearance in three years on the “The Late Show With David Letterman” this weekend. Rocking a plaid dress and cropped leather jacket, the famed songstress took to the stage and proved why she was desperately missed her during ten-plus-year hiatus.
Hill sang a soulful rendition of The Beatles 1969 hit “Something” as a part of Letterman’s five-day tribute to the iconic rock band. The celebration — which also included acts like Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Flaming Lips, and Broken Bells — marked the 50th anniversary of the group’s first U.S. performance.
Read more about Lauryn’s performance at HelloBeautiful.com
Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.
Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.
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While some celebrities had a very successful year, others are all too happy 2013 is coming to an end, especially these stars.
In just a few short years, Lamar Odom went from winning the Sixth Man of the Year award with the Los Angeles Lakers to an unemployed NBA player who allegedly disappears on crack binges for days at a time. Instead of suiting up to play in the 2013-14 season, Odom has been mysteriously absent. Although his wife of four years initially vowed to stand by her husband’s side while he battles drug addiction, even Khloe Kardashian-Odom has her limits. After weeks of speculation, the reality television star has filed for divorce and asked the courts to officially drop her married name.
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Hip-hop is still a young artform, which means there is still a long way to go when it comes to giving respect where it is due. The women of hip-hop on the mic, in the studio, writing bars and battle rapping often don’t get the respect and recognition they deserve, so we decided to spotlight 15 women who’ve contributed to hip-hop in big ways.
Yo-Yo did her thing in the ’90s when she was featured on Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album for “It’s a Man’s World.” Her debut album Make Way for the Motherlode in 1990 gained popularity with the single “You Can’t Play with My Yo-Yo.” Although she didn’t receive mainstream success she continued to release albums that were authentic and true hip-hop. In 1992 she released her second album, Black Pearl that had a positive message which clashed with the current sound of gangsta rap. She went on to release three other albums and her single “Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo” was ranked number 92 on VH1′s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.
Did Lauryn Hill really write “Miseducation”? Is anything about Rick Ross real? We all thought it was tacky when it was reported that Lil’ Kim stole her album art from Canadian makeup artist Samantha Ravndahl, but Kim isn’t the only artist out there with sticky fingers. Some of your favorite tracks, lyrics and even performances have supposedly been stolen from other folks.
From Black Voices
Lauryn Hill fans will receive an early Thanksgiving treat next week, as the singer-songwriter is scheduled to embark on her first performance since serving a three month federal prison sentence for tax evasion charges.
The New York Daily News reports, that Hill will perform a pair of shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on Nov. 27 as part of her post-prison tour.
As previously reported, a judge has postponed the eight-time Grammy Award-winner’s three month home confinement mandate to January 1 in order for Hill to go on tour spanning from November 15 through December 31.
As part of the agreement, the 38-year-old New Jersey native is required to provide tour details, including dates, cities and hotels to her probation officer.
Read more at BlackVoices.com
Some of us were shocked to hear that Lauryn Hill went to jail for tax evasion, but Lauryn’s stint in jail was just part of a bumpy ride to the bottom of the charts. From her Fugees days to her bizarre new single, here are 15 things we bet you didn’t know about Ms. Hill.