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Lauryn Hill Pens Open Letter To Fans About Pregnancy

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We told you previously that Lauryn Hill told fans at a concert in Detroit, that she was pregnant.  Now, she has announced it to the world via an open letter on twitter.  And she also addressed showing up tardy to her gigs.  Read her open letter to fans inside....

 

Lauryn Hill penned an open letter to fans about her growing family and thanked them for their support, while she takes time off to prepare for the birth. 

And not that she owes us an explanation, it's interesting that she does not address that Rohan Marley announced on twitter that he is not the father of her baby.  Maybe that -ish will get cleared up in the next letter.

 

Read the letter here:

We love you Lauryn!

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Everyone goes through changes

Everyone goes through changes i feel her pain n hurt im a gemini myself my bday is may 25also i wnt through somethng similar i kno wen someone is hurting n everybody around dnt care its just what thay can get out of u while u r hurting out of the 100 people thats around u 20precnt d nt care the other 80 percnt glade.u would b suprised how many people around u really dnt evn like u.lauren hill os a awsome person n she is hiphop.its more of people around u den damaged u more than ur man!!!i kno so to those out ther with all this negativity look at ur life put urself in order before u go searchn in someone elses shit,maken statements towards one of the Queens of hophop!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Open Letter to Lauryn: Your

Open Letter to Lauryn: Your True Fans accept your apology; it is good enough. Your Haters will never accept your apology but who really cares. You are a great Woman, Mother, and Artist. You don't owe us any explanations about how you live your Life. ROHAN~your children read Twitter too!
Pboovey's picture

LIKE SOMEONE ELSE SAID, WHAT

LIKE SOMEONE ELSE SAID, WHAT A FREAKIN WEIRDO TO THE MAX, SHE CANT PRETEND IT WAS THE PREGNANCY'S FAULT SHE WAS SO LATE AND RUDE TO HER FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Lauren is her own woman and

Lauren is her own woman and she shouldn't give a reason (or excuse) about her pregnancy. Now for this Rohan character why did she have baby#3? I speak of the third child because baby #1 is a pure gift as well as a surprise (finding out about him being married), now baby#2 that one is usually a make-up baby, baby#3 is from what?, can we try again so we can mess up--(baby#4!), baby #5 is due to what? "I have all my kids by him so I might as well keep this cycle going?! Now here is baby#6! (after the breakdowns and probably the beatdowns as well, we all know how those jamaican men can get- they will talk with their hands after a while). I don't think this is his child but if it is Rohans' child--ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! at least by him anyway 'cause now he is PUBLICLY AND VOCALLY DEMEANING YOUR CHARACTER, MS.HILL! And another tidbit: Lauren says she is married to Rohan and don't need the governments' approval to be labeled "married" then why she is not addressing herself as Ms. Marley? She made the mistake of letting a man "get her mind"as well as her body!!! In other words, HE HAD HER WHIPPED ON THAT JAMAICAN PENIS! to the point she labeled herself married to an already married man! Forget the performances she need to make NEW MUSIC so we can enjoy something fresh not that decade+ old music.
le-lee's picture

First and foremost Lauryn

First and foremost Lauryn doesnt owe anyone an explanation. She doesnt even owe us an apology. As with any person who gains in marriage and or pregnancy....its nothing you can hide. She as with so many of us have learned best through our experiences....none as we ever visioned for life. See we can all hope and pray for greatness but this life is full of surprises. I myself can look back at so many things that took place in my life that were contrary to my vision. Needless to say the ideas of possibly having the late Bob Marley's grandchildren was probably intriguing. Downside any man who is connected to another woman when you meet them is definately not a great contender for a future life together. For he didnt hold up his prior vow. Rohan as with so many men preyed on Lauryn at the height of her career. He wanted that shine even when he knew he was good and married. Bottom line is it seems that they have not been together and it seems as though she has moved forward. Its all great. No ones perfect with these inperfections we change change how we raise our children in the light of the grand mistakes made so that they should never experience such.
Anonymous's picture

HOW LONG has she been

HOW LONG has she been seperated from Rohan?? Couldn't POSSIBLY be long enough for her to be bussin her shit open havin a baby for a completely different person. Lauryn la Loose lol she wrong fa that shit.. it just looks bad! the world already thinks she's crazy.. now everybody thinks she's a crazy freak lol
o_0's picture

yep, I think Rohan played a

yep, I think Rohan played a HUGE role in her career, or lack thereof -as far as actually working goes. & maybe now that they're no longer together she can finally get back to doing what she was born to do. Either way, I hope it all works out for Ms. Hill. she's a treasure, like a precious jewel; and I think this little time off is well worth it for what's to come. congrats <3
kay's picture

What a weirdo!!!

What a weirdo!!!
Ms. P's picture

all lauryn hill owes the

all lauryn hill owes the world is a good show..yeah, she coulda been on time, and apologizing a year after it doesn't do much for me, but she's still bomb. errybody got a complaint about her growing family, but if she likes it i love it. we love you, lauryn, but come back to the game rested (mentally and physically) and with new joints...
pgrip's picture

@Anoymous 12:32 poster, see

@Anoymous 12:32 poster, see below: This past weekend, Lauryn Hill announced the exciting news that she was pregnant with her sixth child, however, the announcement took a dramatic turn on twitter last night, when Rohan Marley logged on to set the record straight. According to Rohan, who Lauryn Hill referred to as her husband, he is not nor was ever married to Lauryn Hill and he isn’t expecting anything. After Hip Hop Wired tweeted a link to their story about Lauryn Hill being pregnant, Rohan replied to them, “2 things, I’m not married and I don’t have anyone expecting anything. Britni Daniels, an editor for Clutch magazine, then asked him: “so we are clear: You’re not married to your ex-wife OR Lauryn, and 2) she’s not preggo w/ your child, but someone else’s? Rohan responded: “That’s correct, until I say out of my mouth to the contrary. Trust me the info out there has been so incorrect for so many years. “ This came as a surprise to most who believed Lauryn was still with the man who fathered her previous five children, however just a few days ago Hip Hop Detroit reported that Rohan is still legally married to the mother of his two other children and estranged wife Geraldine Khawly, a report that music journalist and television personality Toure documented for Rolling Stone magazine back in 2003. Back then, Toure wrote about Lauryn Hill’s soap opera like romances between Wyclef and Rohan and also reported that Lauryn found out that Rohan had a wife after she had her first child. Pras singled out Hill’s first pregnancy as a turning point for the group. “When she got pregnant, definitely things started goin’ on,” he says. “Things got crazy.” While Hill’s stomach grew, the Fugee camp wondered whether the baby was Marley’s or Jean’s. Says a friend, “The conversation between everyone on the low was no one knew until that baby came out.” The day Hill went into labor, Jean told a source he was flying to her side to see his new child. “People don’t know how calculating she can be,” a friend says. “Lauryn used Ro to pull herself out of the relationship with Clef, and she happened to get pregnant. She hoped that baby was Wyclef’s, because it would’ve forced his hand. But it wasn’t.” Hill named her first child Zion Marley. For years, Hill claimed that she was married to Rohan Marley, but at some point after Zion was born, Hill got another surprise: Someone told her Marley already had a wife. On March 18th, 1993, when he was a sophomore at the University of Miami, Marley married an eighteen-year-old woman from New Jersey in a ceremony in Miami. “The reason [Hill and Marley] aren’t married is because Ro is already married,” says a friend. Sources say Marley has two children from the marriage. Hill decided to ignore it. “I think she was kinda like, ‘Put it in the closet and don’t even pay attention to it,’ ” says a friend. Rolling Stone could find no record of the dissolution of Marley’s marriage, and even now it’s unclear whether Hill and Marley were ever married in a conventional sense. “She has her own rules about life,” another friend says. “According to her, she’s married. Marriage to her is not a piece of paper, and it’s not part of some civilization — civil-lies-ation. If you say to her, ‘You’re not married,’ she’ll say, ‘What, do I have to get a government official to tell me I’m married?’ ” [...]Until recently, the twenty-eight-year-old Hill lived in a high-end hotel in Miami with Rohan Marley, the man she called her husband, and her four children. Her fourth child was born this past summer. Sources say that not long ago, Hill moved out of the hotel and that her relationship with Marley may be over. That was eight years ago but it looks as though everyone assumed they were still together over the years. In 2008, however, Rohan Marley told People Magazine that the two were “spiritually together”. That drama is enough material for a whole new album… Read more: Rohan Marley Denies Lauryn Hill | Necole Bitchie.com
Tatum Moss's picture

SHE DOES "OWE US AN

SHE DOES "OWE US AN EXPLANATION" ONLY BECAUSE SHE MADE HER PREGNANCY PUBLIC BY MAKING A FORMAL PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT. . .YOU SHOULDN'T SLEEP WITH SOMEONE IF YOU'RE ASHAMED FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW.
MasterMind's picture

Hey, thanks for taking the

Hey, thanks for taking the time to pen a letter L-Boogie and her mgmt team. She didn't have to do a thing but live and prepare for baby #6. Let's get real, babies come from intercourse between a man and woman = the sperm permeates the egg. The "pomp & circumstance" is not a requirement but a cultural preference. Is everybody jumping on Diddy and his baby-making self? Arnold Sperminator? Too many to name...#liveandletlive
Ms_Leo's picture

she used to be so pretty....

she used to be so pretty.... she looks worn and beat- a bit unstable..... no jokes... seriously....what happened to her?
Anonymous's picture

That Marley dick is what

That Marley dick is what happened to her!!! LOL
IamCarmenS's picture

LMFAO!!!!

LMFAO!!!!
Sallyone's picture

Lauryn needs Maury. Ro ain't

Lauryn needs Maury. Ro ain't falling for the okie doke.
KGDC's picture

Lauryn is my girl--or should

Lauryn is my girl--or should I say WAS MY GIRL, ten years ago--BUT THAT CHICK IS BAT-SHIT!!! What was the point of that letter? It apologized for lateness's MONTHS LATER AFTER THE FACT--->Gee, thanks girl *side-eye*), and told us that you just created a child on the fly. Yeah, you have money Lauryn, but from what I've seen, when you visited my town,--you are mentally unstable. Sweating like you on that white, and mumbling songs incoherently, I was and still am concerned. THIS IS BIGGER THAN HER BEING ABLE TO AFFORD A CHILD, it comes down to whether she NEEDS another child. I'd argue for more time to get her mind right!!! THE FACT THAT SHE CREATED THIS FACADE YEARS AGO proclaiming she was married to an already married man---showed she had issues. Then when it came out HE WAS ALREADY MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, she went and made 4 more with him!!!! I know people say, who are we to judge and all this crap, but that's what we do everyday---in all kinds of circumstances---WE JUDGE. I'm going to call a spade a spade---Lauryn makes poor life choices--and they have contributed to her decline (along with OTHER STUFF that is not made public)... AND THAT APOLOGY WAS HALF ASS. There I said it!!! People think being a fan means cosigning everything an artist does. That's crazy!! They're people just like we are--
Tatum Moss's picture

I agree ---- girl is bats--t

I agree ---- girl is bats--t crazy, a whore and a poor example for young girls, especially her own daughter. It is a defining of what our society values: money over morals; because she can AFFORD to have a child, she should. I don't think the black community needs another bastard, no matter how rich its wacky, unstable mother is. She is a DISGRACE to all women, but in particular black women. I know that I certainly feel that way.
Anonymous's picture

i'm with you, i was part of

i'm with you, i was part of that late ish, you should have corrected it going forward instead ur azz was still late ish please tell that this ish to the idiots. bitch boo bye, wish you all the best thats about it.
BOLD's picture

Exactly!!!!!!

Exactly!!!!!!
Tatum Moss's picture

Newsflash! Artists sweat when

Newsflash! Artists sweat when the perform. Have you ever been to a concert? They all sweat when the perform hard. For you to insinuate she's doing coke is ridiculous. If I were to follow your logic then Beyonce, and Fantasia who sweat when they perform are undoubtedly on "that white" as you so eloquently put it. You were never a fan to begin with. You don't go to her concerts and you aren't owed anything. The fact that you say she doesn't NEED another child is none of your concern. You don't manage her life or her career, nor are you supporting her. Get out of her uterus and get over it! Where is this evidence that Rohan was married when they were together? Untill it comes out of either one of their mouths, I will view that as gossip and heresy. I don't want a wiki quote because anyone can go on there and manipute information put up there. Lastly, Natasha you are playing a role in making your gullible, sheeple readers believe Lauryn is crazy by posting pictures of her making awkward faces while performing. All artists make those faces when they are into the song. Ms. Hill is the only one who gets to have those pics showcased so you can make her out to look like a lunatic. Stop it.
Anonymous's picture

Newsflash! Artists sweat when

Newsflash! Artists sweat when the perform. Have you ever been to a concert? They all sweat when the perform hard. For you to insinuate she's doing coke is ridiculous. If I were to follow your logic then Beyonce, and Fantasia who sweat when they perform are undoubtedly on "that white" as you so eloquently put it. You were never a fan to begin with. You don't go to her concerts and you aren't owed anything. The fact that you say she doesn't NEED another child is none of your concern. You don't manage her life or her career, nor are you supporting her. Get out of her uterus and get over it! Where is this evidence that Rohan was married when they were together? Untill it comes out of either one of their mouths, I will view that as gossip and heresy. I don't want a wiki quote because anyone can go on there and manipute information put up there. Lastly, Natasha you are playing a role in making your gullible, sheeple readers believe Lauryn is crazy by posting pictures of her making awkward faces while performing. All artists make those faces when they are into the song. Ms. Hill is the only one who gets to have those pics showcased so you can make her out to look like a lunatic. Stop it.
Anonymous's picture

1) The evidence of his

1) The evidence of his marriage was examined in a 2003 Rolling Stone interview. I will post an except from a story done on another site ( at the top of this page), so please check. I'll just use this reply to address your statements above. 2)As far as me having not attended her concert--that's funny because when I went to the concert, I wasn't aware that you were in my back pocket. Sir/Madame (whichever you are), she CAME ON STAGE ALREADY sweating HAVING NOT SANG A NOTE!!! Secondly, it was the dead of winter and she had not even been warming up (so we cannot attribute it to that) because she was 3 hours late!!! 3)The "get out of her uterus" comment was intended to upset me, but actually made me laugh. It was a nice touch. But I'm not in her uterus, I am stating my opinion on this unplanned pregnancy(see the letter in this post if you wish to question that). You are exactly the type of "fan" that I was referring to. She is a human first, and can be criticized. For you to say I'm not a fan I take with a grain of salt. 4) As far the eloquence of my post on this is a blog. Individuals who wish to comment can do so using the style of their choice: be it intellectual or colloquial. I chose to do the latter. 5) Most of the other things in your post, I won't even dignify, but you have a nice day anyway. (I know I am.)
Tatum Moss's picture

Newsflash! Artists sweat when

Newsflash! Artists sweat when the perform. Have you ever been to a concert? They all sweat when the perform hard. For you to insinuate she's doing coke is ridiculous. If I were to follow your logic then Beyonce, and Fantasia who sweat when they perform are undoubtedly on "that white" as you so eloquently put it. You were never a fan to begin with. You don't go to her concerts and you aren't owed anything. The fact that you say she doesn't NEED another child is none of your concern. You don't manage her life or her career, nor are you supporting her. Get out of her uterus and get over it! Where is this evidence that Rohan was married when they were together? Untill it comes out of either one of their mouths, I will view that as gossip and heresy. I don't want a wiki quote because anyone can go on there and manipute information put up there. Lastly, Natasha you are playing a role in making your gullible, sheeple readers believe Lauryn is crazy by posting pictures of her making awkward faces while performing. All artists make those faces when they are into the song. Ms. Hill is the only one who gets to have those pics showcased so you can make her out to look like a lunatic. Stop it.
Anonymous's picture

LMAO, oh well. Next.

LMAO, oh well. Next.
Ms. B's picture

Self-hate is everywhere and

Self-hate is everywhere and so easy to display when you're anonymous. Just remember. Karma is real. they things you say about people; people will say about you.
Mirabella Tells the Truth's picture

I hope that your dumb azz

I hope that your dumb azz remember your own damn advise the next time you decide to go in on Rhianna and Bey for making their own choices and living their lives the way that they want. People like you are big ole hypocrites.
Anonymous's picture

I have no inerest in knowing

I have no inerest in knowing who the father of her child is. Last time I checked, Lauryn was over 18 and paying her own bills. Shame on Rohan Marley, "father" (using that word loosely) of her other 5 kids to diss her like that. I wish Lauryn well, always have and hopes she comes back. I know she is trying, but it is hard sometimes. You could see her struggling to try and come back over the years. The mind is a funny thing. I send prayers to her and her family.
zappy's picture

how is clearing your name

how is clearing your name "dissing" someone?
MasterMind's picture

she better find out who her

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Anonymous's picture

Lauryn, sending lots of love

Lauryn, sending lots of love and support your way!! Family comes first
Anonymous's picture

Does anyone think she had

Does anyone think she had post-partaum and since she continued to pop babies it was never diagnosed or treated? Just a thought not making any excuses but her behavior at times has been odd.
Anonymous's picture

I honestly think Rohan was

I honestly think Rohan was the cause of Lauryn's supposed "break down". She didn't start doing shows again until they broke up. The entire time she was with him she made maybe 5 appearances. I think he ruled over and controlled Lauryn. She is getting back out there doing her thing and immediately he goes on twitter saying he is not the child's father. It just screams "I'm gonna get back at her for moving on."...I could be wrong but I think he is the reason.
KaramelBelle's picture

Fuck Cleo , I thought your

Fuck Cleo , I thought your ass had retired. That's a powerful ass crystal ball for you to see all that shit and aint no body tell you nothing. Wow. SMDH at how bloggers can speak into the lives of people that they have never met and actually believe what they are saying is the truth. I hope the recession is over soon , some of yall really need to go back to work .
Anonymous's picture

yes and yes yes

yes and yes yes
leesh's picture

1.She' a grown ass

1.She' a grown ass woman. 2.She's a grown ass woman. and 3. SHE'S A GROWN ASS WOMAN! Yall acting like she's a 16 year old girl working a White Castle. She had a succesful life and made alot of money to support her kids for a long ass time. I remember when I was on this site people begging on there knees for Lauryn Hill to comeback and now all of a sudden yall bitching cause she's about to have another child who's not her ex? Which I feel I 'm the only one on here who knew they wasn't together no more. Wake up we in a new world were not everyone women wants to get married, when you get a serpartion in your marriage it's over, and you don't have to be married to have a baby. Not everybody lives by the rules of the old days get married have kids and shit people have there own way now on what they want to do in life and there relationships. MOVE THE FUCK ON!
CrazyMTF's picture

She apologized, can't that

She apologized, can't that ever be enough.
Anonymous's picture

Ofcourse not. Miserable

Ofcourse not. Miserable people will never be satisfied until they find god. I can't understand how Natasha considers herself a fan and for the second day in a row she posted an AWFUL pic of Lauryn. SMH. You are contributing to the negative image being portrayed of this beautiful woman. I'm disgusted.
smfh's picture

Ofcourse not. Miserable

Ofcourse not. Miserable people will never be satisfied until they find god. I can't understand how Natasha considers herself a fan and for the second day in a row she posted an AWFUL pic of Lauryn. SMH. You are contributing to the negative image being portrayed of this beautiful woman. I'm disgusted.
smfh's picture

My frustration with Lauryn is

My frustration with Lauryn is that she doesn't appear to be learning from her past missteps. She had 5 children with a man who declined to make her his wife and cheated on her repeatedly. Her relationship with Rohan was on the heels of her failed relationship with Wyclef, a married man. When I listen to the MoLH, I feel encouraged and inspired. She might want to put some of her songs on repeat so her own lessons become ingrained in her.
SweetDivaT's picture

I hear you. i feel you. yet,

I hear you. i feel you. yet, talented people are said to be gifted. they are given the gift of a message by something way stronger than them and they work with a team of people to share that message and inspire others. That album, and her gifts and talents have helped to create intelligence and strength in so many and probably more to come. I think it would be awesome if the strong righteous men and women that were inspired by her could reverbrate that positive energy back to her continually. Sometimes all we have to do to show another the light is simply shine.
Aboogie's picture

Amen! Can you tell them that

Amen! Can you tell them that again...energy is what makes the world go round and if yours is positive than you live through light and continue to shine with Gods grace. If its negative you will forever be in the dark. Ms. Hill didn't preach she taught and never tried to appear as anything other than human. Did yall forget she made a song describing the struggle on whether to keep her child or not and by birthing him she found the love God had always intended her to have in her life? Pay respect where it is due, she was an artist that bared her soul for her music...not some bubble gum pop shake it for a dollar type of "entertainer"....
thesound's picture

Amen! Can you tell them that

Amen! Can you tell them that again...energy is what makes the world go round and if yours is positive than you live through light and continue to shine with Gods grace. If its negative you will forever be in the dark. Ms. Hill didn't preach she taught and never tried to appear as anything other than human. Did yall forget she made a song describing the struggle on whether to keep her child or not and by birthing him she found the love God had always intended her to have in her life? Pay respect where it is due, she was an artist that bared her soul for her music...not some bubble gum pop shake it for a dollar type of "entertainer"....
thesound's picture

WELP.

WELP.
Danielle's picture

Whatever , that was a letter

Whatever , that was a letter from her publicist sent out because of the back lash she got on the blogs yesterday. Lauren is not humble because in the past she did not apologize for being late but so arrogantly scolded her fans and told them " she was worth the wait" wow. How disrespectful . Lauren ur a fraud so stfd already.
Anonymous's picture

giving birth to bastards

giving birth to bastards ...tell me how is it that she wins so much respect. Based on an album that came out 10 years ago, she is clearly not the same individual.
Anonymous's picture

Watch your mouth, that is,

Watch your mouth, that is, leave her kids out of it. The number of kids that she has does not bother me, why, because she can take care of them. Emotionally, it is devastating. But a few of her daughters are runway models (yes, a 13 or 14 year old). I don't want to batter her no matter what she does, because men are controlling. You know it and I know it. After 5 children its even harder to get out of it. As for the ish with Wyclef, it takes two tangle- a young girl, new to her career and another mther fckn' manipulator in her life. I don't think that she should be battered. Not, at all. Insensitive people. The world is crumbling around us and you still pointing fingers with hatred. Solutions matter not a beat down. Once again, I wish her the best- Reach to get help. I hope her that she make it through his twitter b.s.
Anonymous2's picture

Bastards? In 2011? Really?

Bastards? In 2011? Really?
Anonymous's picture

Yes BASTARDS!!! God is

Yes BASTARDS!!! God is timeless and very real!! let me give you a few examples: you woke, up this morning, you are breathing, the food in your fridge, the fact that you can see, talk and hear.....need I go any further!! What does the year have to do with morals?? They are timeless as well!!
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