Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on over well over $1million in earnings.

The Fugee-turned fugitive was also sentenced Monday in Newark to three additional months of home confinement.

The 37-year-old South Orange resident pleaded guilty last year to not paying taxes on $1.8million she earned from 2005 to 2007.

 
Eight-time Grammy winning singer Lauryn Hill, second right, walks to federal court in Newark, N.J., Monday, May 6, 2013, for sentencing in her tax evasion case.
Eight-time Grammy winning singer Lauryn Hill, second right, walks to federal court in Newark, N.J., Monday, May 6, 2013, for sentencing in her tax evasion case.
 

Eight-time Grammy winning singer Lauryn Hill, seen here as she walkeds to federal court in Newark, N.J., on Monday was sentenced to three months in prison

During a forceful statement to the judge, Hill explained she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.

Before the sentencing, her attorney had said Hill had paid more than $970,000 to satisfy the state and federal tax liabilities.

That included $540,000 of unpaid taxes and various penalties on top.

Hill had faced a maximum sentence of one year each on three counts. Her attorney had sought probation.

It’s not clear when or where she’d report to prison.

Hill has a lot of mouths to feed back home. She has five children with Rohan Marley, son of Bob, and a sixth with another man.

  Hill could have been sentenced to up to a year. She arrived in court with an impressive entourage

 

Hill could have been sentenced to up to a year. She arrived in court with an impressive entourage

Hill claimed to the judge that she dropped out of music for several years, leaving her unable to pay up. She later re-emerged and paid off $970,000 of tax debt. This 2011 file photo shows her at Coachella

 

Hill claimed to the judge that she dropped out of music for several years, leaving her unable to pay up. She later re-emerged and paid off $970,000 of tax debt. This 2011 file photo shows her at Coachella

 

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