Lauryn Hill Brings Out Kids, Pras at Rock the Bells Festival

Lauryn Hill and kids

It was a family affair as the normally private Lauryn Hill brought five of her six kids onstage with her at the Rock the Bells Festival on Governors Island in New York on Saturday (Sept. 3). The children, ranging in age from three to 14, joined their mother as she closed the hip-hop fest, performing her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety.

She also surprised the crowd by reuniting with her fellow Fugee Pras for the first time in years. “Just got off the stage with Miss Lauryn Hill we rock the stage on rock the bells, clef where you at?” tweeted Pras.

Ms. Hill wasn’t the only mom on the bill. Erykah Badu rocked the mic with material from her debut Baduizm and was photographed backstage with her young son. The day-long festivities also included sets from Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The RZA, and others.

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28 Comments

  1. fizzle

    I wont bring up the possibilities that she couldn’t find a sitter but glad to finally see them.

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    thoughts Reply:

    @fizzle, nigga you frontin like a fuckin bitch or some shit, cussin my nigga Lauryn yo betta get some INSURANCE before i knock ur WACK ass down. #IgotSWAG

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    fizzle Reply:

    @thoughts, wtf…..what part of what you just said really made any sense or relevance?

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  2. jacques francois

    wait….Erykah only has ONE son, Seven, who’s not so young anymore….plus her 2 young daughters. So….who’s THAT kid? lol

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    Drew Reply:

    @jacques francois, erykah has another child with Jay Electronica

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    jacques francois Reply:

    @Drew, right….her THIRD child, which is a daughter.

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  3. thoughts

    I only see two of Lauryn’s kids in this picture Josh (far right) and Sara (the little girl). In the red shirt is her nephew. I don’t know who the other kids are. I don’t see Selah, Zion or John.

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  5. Drew

    AMAZING festival!

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    realnigga101 Reply:

    @Drew, NO u fucking DUMB SHIT. Nigga these bitches are fuckin lame, all I no is that SOULJABOY TELLEM is revolutionizing the game 24/7/365 he is a numba 1 playa unlike these bitches. Don’t u fuckin forget that nigga!

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    patch Reply:

    @realnigga101, lmao oh wow, shut up and sit the fuck down!

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  8. HasBeen

    She can “Hang it up ,Flatscreen”, your run is done, its all about Ms. Minaj now baby, Team Nicki!!!!!!!

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  9. nte

    i wonder how many of today’s stars will be booked 10 years or so after their album is released. QUEEN LAURYN

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    Kema Reply:

    @nte, Ummmmm thats NOTHING, Lil’ Kim and Queen Latifah still getting show bookings INTERNATIONALLY and Domestic, 15 years later…so dont see your point hun.

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    ill Reply:

    @Kema, Not like Lauryn! She is still in high demand. Lauryn Hill can do sold out shows with no opening act.

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    KTT Reply:

    @ill, Lauryn sucked! Pras saved her. Her mic was too low and she wouldn’t sing until 10 songs in! She still got the original, rappin’, Lauryn vibe though…

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  11. Outspoken

    This show had to be poppin

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  13. Princess Sy

    Lil’ Kim and Queen Latifah could never make the kind of money, nor obtain the amount of fan’s/respect Lauryn Hill did off of her debut SOLO album. There’s just no comparision musically in that respects. Bottom line. Lauryn’s music will live amoungst us for decades to come, and her fan’s will continue to play and enjoy her music knowing it will never be out dated.
    She is a messanger of love, and that never get’s old. No matter how many ways you flip it.
    Peace. Princess Sy. 1Love.

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