Smoke And Mirrors: Lauryn Hill Signs 1 Million Dollar Deal With Sony Records



It looks like Lauryn Hill will be avoiding jail time after all.

According to reports, Ms. Hill has inked a 1 million dollar deal with Sony Records that will undoubtedly help her to pay the half a million dollars she owes to the government…

As reported by MSDTV, Lauryn Hill was given a reprieve from sentencing after pleading guilty to failure to file tax returns in 2005, 2006 and 2007 on a reported $1.8 million.

In court it was revealed that Hill had signed a million-dollar recording contract with Sony and would be able to borrow the money to pay her delinquent tax bill.

The judge stood firm, telling Lauryn’s attorney:

Lauryn Hill has signed a new five-song, $1 million deal with Sony Music in order to get out of going to prison on tax evasion charges … After receiving a new postponement of sentencing, she now has until May 6 to pay off the total and avoid three years in prison — hence Sony attempting to save her with this new deal, much to the court’s irritation. As the judge put it in scolding Hill, “This is not someone who stands before the court penniless.

Lauryn Hill’s next sentencing is May 6.