Lauryn Hill says threats kept her from paying her taxes for 2005-2007, reported TMZ on April 15. The 37-year-old hip hop singer, who earned more than $1.8 million, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and faces years in prison. According to legal documents, Hill stopped paying taxes when "she withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family." Her sentencing is April 22.
They say there is nothing certain except death and taxes. Every American citizen has to pay them, and there have been other stars who have gone to jail for failing to pay income taxes, such as Wesley Snipes. Should Lauryn Hill get a reprieve?