The Internet was all about Lauryn Hill this weekend, after the singer showed up two hours late to her Atlanta concert on Friday. She was only able to perform for about 40 minutes when the mic was turned off because: schedules.
WELP! There’s a strict curfew here. They cut Lauryn Hill’s sound at 11 p.m. SHARP. pic.twitter.com/0EvGpKGuhO
— Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) May 7, 2016
While some weren’t at all surprised and came with the A1 analogies…
That being said. Buying a Lauryn Hill ticket and complaining about her tardiness = going to a Trump rally and complaining about the racism
— DarkSkintDostoyevsky (@daniecal) May 7, 2016
Lauryn Hill trending for being late to a show? That’s like the sun trending for rising
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) May 7, 2016
Others saw what might be a tragedy…
I wish folks on Twitter would stop ostracizing Lauryn Hill. And instead, consider asking what might be causing her to act this way. #Lauryn
— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) May 7, 2016
And found the comedy in it all.
They’re playing more Lauryn Hill at the restaurant I’m at than I bet y’all heard at that concert
— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 7, 2016
I was once at a party with a bunch of people I didn’t really know & the room united over our “I tried to see Lauryn Hill live once” stories
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) May 7, 2016
Honestly, I’ve never been to a Lauryn Hill concert but in all fairness neither have most of the people who pay for tickets to her concerts.
— Father Of Draggins (@rodimusprime) May 7, 2016
Nahhh Lauryn Hill has surpassed black people time, she’s now on Nigerian pastor time because they’re the latest of all human beings.
— kelz (@kelechnekoff) May 8, 2016
And of course we had to receive a word from Hill-ary
— Mary Pryor (@msmarypryor) May 7, 2016
And then, it happened again in Virginia. These people must not have had Twitter.
Someone JUST commented on my FB. She’s at a Lauryn Hill concert in VA. Was supposed to start 1 hour ago. Lauryn ain’t there yet.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) May 9, 2016
That night, one concert-goer confronted Ms. Hill while she met with fans
Fan goes off on Lauryn Hill for showing up 3 hours late … miseducation 😕 pic.twitter.com/7rsIcG3zbz
— ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) May 7, 2016
And then she posted to her Facebook that her energy and time haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye.
Whether her energy is ready or not, here’s a word for all the concert-goers out there that Dr. Maya Angelou left us with, “When people show you who they are, believe them…the first time. They know themselves much better than you do.”