Lauryn Hill owes Uncle Sam big bucks.
The IRS filed charges against the artist for failing to pay more than $1.5 million in taxes for money she earned from 2005 to 2007.
Hill then took to her tumblr account to explain why she did not pay rent.
She wrote that she stopped paying taxes after she felt it was necessary to withdraw from society for the safety and well being of her family, citing “false entitlement, manipulation and racial prejudice.”
“It was critically important that I find a suitable pathway within which to exist, without being distorted or economically strong-armed,” she wrote. “Failure to create a non toxic, non exploitative environment was not an option.”
She continued: “Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution,” she wrote.
The five-time Grammy winner could face up to a year in prison or pay $100,000 in fines.
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