Jazz pianist Robert Glasper is coming for Lauryn Hill and his accusations are shocking. Find out all he said, plus get the details about Stevie Wonder going to visit Aretha Franklin in hospice care inside...
Yikes! Lauryn Hill is getting put on FULL blast, if what's being said is true.
Jazz pianist/producer Robert Glasper is dishing on L. Boogie and he doesn't have too many great things to say about her.
For starters, he claims the multi-Grammy Award winner STOLE credit for songs on her classic album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. And he's making these claims right before the 20th anniversary of the critically acclaimed LP. The album will celebrate its 20th anniversary on August 25th.
Not only that, he claims she's horrible to work with and treats her band like ish - like firing touring band members shortly before shows or cutting their pay on a whim.
The 3-time Grammy winning pianist/producer said L. Boogie stole ALL of his friends' music during an interview with Houston's KBXX "The Mad Hatta Morning Show."
“Miseducation was made by great musicians and producers that I know, personally.... So you got a big hand off of music that you didn’t even write. OK, you steal music,” he said referring to L. Boogie.
Then he went into details:
"She took the credit for making the classic album. Those songs were written by other people, and they did not get their credit. She likes to take credit so she can become this super person. If you’re a super person and you’re that talented... do it!”
There seems to be some truth to what he's saying. In 2001, Lauryn settled a case out of court after a group of musicians - who worked on Miseducation - sued her. They made claims she “used their songs and production skills, but failed to properly credit them for the work.” Oop.
He wasn't done there. He also detailed how she mistreated her band members while on tour:
"She couldn’t tune her guitar in rehearsal. We were in rehearsal, she had my boy Benji tune her guitar. She would come into rehearsal and say, “Benji, guitar.” And just hold it out like this. And he would run and tune her guitar.
"Every day she comes in and changes the show, changes what she wants to do. Completely. The last rehearsal, she doesn’t show up. Her manager comes in and says, “Lauryn’s not really feeling the way you guys have been learning the music, so we’re gonna cut your pay in half.” The last rehearsal. The day before the show. “We’re gonna cut your pay in half.” First of all, we weren’t getting paid that much anyway, but understand she’s getting half-a-million dollars. So, seriously? You’re gonna take these five musicians and cut their pay in half?"
Wow! If true, that's insane. Y'all know how people are about their coins.
He said she hasn't put in enough work to be pulling diva antics:
"I’ve met Stevie Wonder and hung out with Stevie Wonder. I’ve met Quincy Jones and hung out with Quincy Jones. I’ve met Herbie Hancock; hung out with Herbie Hancock. If those three people can be cool, Lauryn Hill should be able to be cool. You haven’t done enough to be the way you are. You just have not. The one thing you did that was great, you didn’t do."
Check it at the 27-minute mark:
Speaking of Stevie...
Stevie Wonder made it to Detroit to see singing legend Aretha Franklin, who's currently receiving hospice care. It's reported she's battling pancreatic cancer and doesn't have much longer to live.
A source revealed to CNN's Don Lemon that the "Superstition" singer joined several others who have been going by to visit the 76-year-old singer, including her ex-husband Glynn Turman. It's reported Rev. Jesse Jackson will visit her soon as well.
Prayers up for The Queen of Soul!