As reported yesterday, embattled Hip Hop legend Lauryn Hill has been given two weeks to pay $504,000 in back taxes, or face jail time.

Well, Ms. Hill can probably cover her debts after all.

She has reportedly signed a new $1 million deal with Sony to record new music, and will take out a loan to pay off her tax bill.

From Billboard:

During Monday’s proceeding in Newark, N.J., however, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Moser revealed that Hill had signed a new deal with Sony, and was set to receive $1 million for recording five new songs, plus additional money for an entire album’s worth of music, according to the New Jersey. However, Hill has yet to finish writing and recording the new songs.

Judge Madeline Cox took Monday’s proceeding as an opportunity to scold the 37-year-old Hill for failing to make a dent in her tax returns. “This is not someone who stands before the court penniless… Actions speak louder than words,” Cox said.


Hill has not recently an album of new music since 2002’s “Unplugged 2.0,” despite continued pressure and anticipation from fans for her return.

Looks like we might be getting that comeback after all.


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