ATLANTA (CelebrityAccess) — Lauryn Hill wrote an open letter on her Facebook page after arriving over 2 hours late to the stage in Atlanta. Hill following her late arrival with a concert of less than 40 minutes.
“I don't show up late to shows because I don't care. And I have nothing but Love and respect for my fans. The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn't easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others. I don't have an on/off switch I am at my best when I am open, rested, sensitive and liberated to express myself as truthfully as possible."
Read her full letter here on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mslaurynhill/timeline
Ms. Hill also added that she will make the show up to any fans who were upset.
The concert was held at Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheatre, which has an 11 p.m. noise curfew. In one video filmed by a fan, obtained by CBS, Hill is heard blaming her driver for getting lost for the tardiness.
The show’s promoter, Live Nation, is issuing full-price returns for the May 6 show at Chastain Park Amphitheater. The entertainment company’s director of marketing, Holly Clausen, spoke to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the issue. She said this is the first time they have ever had to refund fans in this way. She added that Live Nation never had an artist arrive so late to a scheduled gig, to her knowledge.