Lauryn Hill Turns Down Oprah Interview

Lauryn Hill and Oprah

Oprah has interviewed everyone from Michael Jackson to President Obama, but there’s one celebrity who has evaded her. According to the media mogul, Lauryn Hill turned down an offer to sit down with her.

Following her revealing interview with Rihanna for “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” one of O’s Twitter followers asked her to get Lauryn Hill on her show, but the elusive superstar was not interested. “Tried. She said no,” tweeted Oprah.

Winfrey has scored exclusive interviews with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, 50 Cent, the Kardashians, and Paris Jackson for the latest season of her OWN program.

Another star who’s not quite ready to have a heart-to-heart with Oprah is BeyoncĂ©. While the private singer appeared on her daytime talk show several times, she has been reluctant to say yes to an in-depth interview. “See if you can convince Beyonce, I haven’t had luck yet,” Oprah told one fan.

The embattled Fugees frontwoman is facing three years behind bars after intentionally failing to file tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007. She will be sentenced in November.

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47 Comments

  1. @dirtypeaches

    This doesn’t surprise me. She’s been reclusive for years.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @@dirtypeaches, Lauryn is a complete FOOL! She could definitely use the money so why is she turning down High Profile interviews? She’s a HAS BEEN!! Who does she THINK she is? I mean you only put out one album girl, SIT!!! Stop having babies and NOT paying taxes. Take your poor, black & ugly ass to JAIL!! And do not pass go!!! Do not collect $200…Lauryn is an overrated whore.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Shout out to EVE, told this hoe Pay Those Taxes!!! Lol.

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    Dro Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Sir/Madam WHOEVER. STFU. Lauryn is on a musical level some could only dream of. She plays guitar, piano, sings (with amazing range LIVE I might add), raps and two of her verses have been listed by VARIOUS esteemed sources and are universally recognized as the top 3 greatest verses ever written by a female in Hip Hop.

    Your trolling is getting wayyyyyy out of control. Like Beyond. I cannot tolerate your disrespect.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Dro, I dont give a damn how many instruments she plays. She can’t take those things to PRISON with her. She needs to go raise those kids and pray they dont become a whore like her. She has all those kids from different men, and the last baby the ex boyfriend denies it. Lauryn is a HAS BEEN! Should be flattered anyone is still mentioning her.

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    Pjunior Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Lauryn isn’t over rated ! And she had 2 albums with the fuggees, then the miseducation of lauryn hill and the unplugged.. Anyways with tRhe miseducation she made history and broke a lot of records and there is a lot of artist who consider her album to be one of the best albums ever ! Also beyonce has never done an interview with Oprah so lauryn can say no if she wanted to.. The reason why u ask a person a question is to get an answer so ppl can’t get mad when the answer is no..

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    John Doe Reply:

    @Pjunior, Umm, Beyonce did two interviews with Oprah. Just not one for her new network.

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, I think that she is smart and doesn’t need to tell her story to people that only acts like they care !!!

    Thumbs up to Lauryn no wonder why she is the realest Mc That was out and she is a True role model !!!

    And she is not a hoe cause she had all her childs with one man but one , Nicki is the hoe she slept her way up !!!

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @iBzThuggin’, You have no evidence of that other than your obvious sexism.

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @Tbozfan10, Actually Nicki has been providing all the evidence for us without anyone asking.
    She kisses her boss with thinking, meaning she has done it before and she is very well use to it !!

    *Read between the lines

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You’re are a terrible person and an obvious white supremecist. Don’t you have a clan meeting to be at?

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    Loyal2MissHill Reply:

    @Tbozfan10, I agree, this troll is a terrible person. No wonder she loves Nicki Minaj aka Pecola Breedlove (From Toni Morrison’s book “The Bluest Eye,” for all of Minaj’s semi-literate fans). Makes me fearful for our future as a people. Keep ya head up Lauryn Hill.

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    Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop) Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, I agree with you on certain parts of your comment. Lauryn is a bit over rated, but I think she has some psychological issues going on. She may need to be commited for some help. I also have reason to believe Lauryn is using drugs at this point.

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  2. Realist

    Lauryn Hill will never be the same. Miseducation was her first and last greatest imprint on history. If you want another Lauryn, look up “Nitty Scott, MC.” Wyclef just dubbed her as the next Lauryn Hill.

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    RG2 Reply:

    @Realist, There will never be another Lauryn Hill, so Wyclef you need to shut that shit up!

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    Dro Reply:

    @Realist, Who listens to Wyclef? Anything for a dollar and Nitty is dope but she is FAAAAARRRRRR from Lauryn’s level. Lauryn isn’t a look or a sound she’s a genuine artist and can’t he duplicated.

    Why does somebody have to be the next somebody to be considered talented???

    Make room for new talent.

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  3. Wyclef needs to sit

    ………..

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  4. LAWD

    those eyebrows ma’

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  5. @RVYLE

    So happy she did that. Just give us an album _ that coolass personality!

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  6. Angela

    Good! I’m glad she turned her down. Oprah NEVER wanted to interview Lauryn Hill when she had her show, or even when Lauryn was at her prime. Now that Lauryn is in legal trouble, and Oprah needs ‘messy ratings’ she wants to interview her.

    So, good job Oprah! Exploit your own ppl for ratings and keep kissing up to those other ppl!!!

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    HoodTrill Reply:

    @Angela,

    Truuuu…

    That’s the main reason ion’t fuck with the bitch and never will…

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    Jake Reply:

    @Angela, Get your ass of the internet and back in the field with that slave ass mentality.

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    Angela Reply:

    @Jake,

    LMFBO. Well Jake, looks like you know about the “field” all too well. How about you get your poor ass off of the Internet and stop being a slave to your own stupidity.

    …and you sound like a cracker anyway. LOL.

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  7. Truth

    We will never get another Lauryn Hill album idk if shes even still signed to Colombia records its been 14 years since her debut album came out. She just doesnt want the media attention and i bet the higher ups (Illuminati) have tried to get her to sign her life away but she refused. Good for her. And i dont need no dumbass to reply to this comment and say the Illuminati doesnt exist or ill think your an idiot.

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    chris Reply:

    @Truth,

    The higher ups and one of their pawns is…Oprah!
    Everyone she has interviewed is under their control or working for them or a prisoner of some sort (which would still mean mind control) It is so sad to see how Rihanna has gotten worse and worse from their handling. Interviews like hers are made to destroy someone and Hill knows that. From her actions it appears she is really firm on her stance against those Illumies and I hope she can continue to keep her stance because who really knows if she will truly serve her sentence in society’s prison or another ‘prison’. And for those that claim she has only one great album….NO! She has two! Her SECOND ALBUM was DUBBED as an MTV UNPLUGGED. That is arguably her BEST album because of the natural singing of her voice, the incredible powerful uplifting lyrics and the beautiful guitar strumming and it was all live. My theory is that is probably the music she wanted to release but was not able to so she found a way to release it through an MTV Unplugged which why after she had released it, the media was claiming a ‘breakdown’. People think the world is ending now…..no sadly this planet has a longer way to go before it can truly end…and that’s not necessarily a good thing, but it does allow more time for those who are sleep or dead in Spirit to wake up or come back alive.

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    Ant21 Reply:

    @Truth, @chris, there is no illuminati.

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @Truth, Omg you’re so incredibly stupid. There are plenty of evil forces in the world that come from imperialism and capitalism. You should try discovering the real answers instead of blaming everything on the ‘illuminati’ boogie man.

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    Truth Reply:

    @Tbozfan10, If you were smart you would do your research on the Illuminati. Dont reply to me if you havent done your homework on it i cant conversate with people like you who dont know anything about it.

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    Bluieez Jo Pa25 Boy Reply:

    @Truth, U is so Very Incredibly Stupid as Hella. and Somebody needs to Knock your Stupid Ass Teeth out of your damn Mouth

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    Truth Reply:

    @Bluieez Jo Pa25 Boy, With a name like @Bluieez jo pa25 i cant take you seriously and you have no say in shit. If you think the Illuminati doesnt exist do your research cause you obviously have a lot more learning to do.

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    Will Reply:

    @Bluieez Jo Pa25 Boy, But @Truth is 100% right. Lauren Hill had one of the biggest selling albums of the 90′s once you have sold a certain amount of records they will try to sell you out. Lauren Hill is too good to be a sell out. The higher ups in the industry are who pull the strings. How you think there is a music industry? Lauren Hill said in an interview that she has gotten offers and asked to do more albums but she turned them all down. The industry brings you up just to bring you down in the future. Michael jackson was living proof of that.

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  8. Young Pereezy YMCMB-MMG

    2 Old H*es!! No one cares ’bout them

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  9. Fa

    Her actions and music speak for her.
    She does not NEED Oprah!
    Rihanna needs Oprah!
    Britney needs Oprah!

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  10. Be3000

    We need a new album….
    We need Lauryn Hill….

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  11. TRP

    As amazing as Lauryn Hill is, she doesn’t live on the same planet as the rest of us. I love that about her though…

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    SaucyMcblast Reply:

    @TRP, truuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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  12. daijha

    For everyone who is against Lauryn Hill take a seat… She one the greatest singers/rappers ever…. She is multi-talent in so many ways. If she was to go back into the music industry alot of people careers would be over. She dont need Oprah to interview her and be all in her business about her past. She has moved on from the past. Let the past be the past. Alot you are stuck in todays music which majority of it dont make sense. Smh

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  13. [email protected]

    how can someone like Lauryn Hill want to tell Bob Marley story on film as she is reported to have expresssed interest in playing Rita Marley, and she is even on records discussing Marley’s life thru his music (checkout MtV UNplugged); so whats really her reasoning for turning down an Oprah interview -she’s given candid interviews to unknown groupies on film, but yet, she wont do an interview with OPRAH? why, it would of been great insightful interview to see two INTELLECTUAL Black woman have a heart to heart. THis would of been epic!

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    TeamQueenB Reply:

    @[email protected], because there are higher powers involved who only want to interview her as a way to make money and/or destroy Lauryn’s credibility.

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  14. [email protected]

    but why does Beyonce need an in-depth interview? i’m curious about that one, is it becuz all her other interviews are super controlled? and an Oprah out of studio interview would really show a messy Beyonce?

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  15. Ewan

    I love Lauryn, but honestly … I just can’t. This rollercoaster of uncertainty she’s taken her fans on for years is crazy.

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  16. Bluieez Jo Pa25 Boy

    Lauryn Hill is a Good singer/rapper and Beyonce Have done a few interview with Oprah. Lauryn hill MAy not Be Ready to do an Interview with Oprah or Lauryn hill will Never do an Interview with OPrah That Good for LH

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  17. TeamQueenB

    I feel so sorry for Lauryn yet i admire her strength to stand for what she believes in (freedom of artistic expression).

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  18. MmmHmm

    HMMM…WHY DOESNT LAURYIN JUST PAY HER TAXES, IM SURE SHE HAS THE MONEY

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  19. mark gliss

    everybody knows lauren hill’s a crazy chick O better not try an lean on her….. leave her alone when she’s ready she’ll sit down , after she’s done with this chapter ……

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  20. L.Boogie

    I admire Ms. Hill, she’s extremely intellectual and extremely deep. The media has turned her into a schizophrenic persona but she knows who she is and she will not be intimidated and surrender….She stands for what she believes in and that’s a warrior and she will not back down.

    “I get out, I get out of all your boxes”

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