Fugees darling Lauryn Hill is making headlines again but this time it’s not because of her over-strained voice but rather her consistent inability to hit the stage on time.
This past Saturday (Nov. 1), Hill arrived at the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans 45 minutes later than she was scheduled which caused her to be unceremoniously cut off in mid-song at 7:15 pm in order to accommodate the next performance from actor Jared Leto’s band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
It was a real bummer for fans who were thoroughly enjoying Hill’s energetic rendition of popular hits like Everything is Everything”, “Lost Ones” and “Ready or Not” which she was diving into when her microphone suddenly went dead, and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” started blasting through the speakers. But Hill continued to belt out her tune until the lights went out.
Most in attendance were not pleased with the way the organizers forced Hill off stage especially since she was reportedly in rare form that night. But some understood the tight schedule festivals have to adhere to accepted why Hill had to pay the price for her tardiness.
About 45 minutes after Hill was prompted off the stage, it was announced that she would be given the chance to complete her set on another stage across from the one she was initially assigned.
Better late than never definitely applies here and we are sure that this experience won’t make Ms. Lauryn Hill mindful in the future. Arriving late for gigs seems to be her signature move – for better or for worse.
Check out our gallery to check out some of the photos of Lauryn’s performance @ Voodoo Fest in NOLA!
Credits: NOLA, Voodoo Fest