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In addition to facing charges of tax evasion, Lauryn Hill is now also reportedly being evicted from her home in Orange, New Jersey.

She is now is facing eviction after defaulting on her rent last month. Although Hill had been a tenant of the Newark, New Jersey residence since 2009, her landlord filed an eviction lawsuit against the artist for missing March’s rental payment.

According to TMZ, the former Fugees singer is now being sued for eviction by her landlord.

The 37-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer stopped paying rent on the mansion last month and the landlord is demanding an immediate settling of her debts, according to the lawsuit.

First issue here: Lauryn Hill, why do you rent? Couldn’t buy a house with those millions, huh? And tax evasion? Really? Okay, let’s try to reserve our judgments.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that she is also facing up to three years in prison for failing to file three years worth of tax returns between 2005 through 2007 on $1.8 million in income.

The “Doo Wop (That Thing)” songstress explained why she didn’t file taxes as part of an effort to go “underground” from perceived dangers last year on her Tumblr page.

 “I did whatever needed to be done in order to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by,” Hill wrote. “This was absolutely critical while trying to find and establish a new and very necessary community of healthy people, and also heal and detoxify myself and my family while raising my young children….

“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.”

In any case, she is due in court on April 22 for sentencing.


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