Lauryn Hill crowd conga to the exit

Lauryn Hill

Butchery the buzz word as expectant crowds reject singer Lauryn Hill's British comeback.

Twitter was alive with a trend about singer Lauryn Hill at the weekend, but not in a positive way. The former Fugees singer / rapper made a less than triumphant return to a London stage at the O2 Brixton Academy at the weekend as a booing crowd even organised a conga to the venue exit door.

An Evening Standard review writes, “If ever there was a lesson in how to alienate a crowd, this was it. Not renowned for her punctuality, the former Fugees singer, 39, turned up an hour late and proceeded to butcher her beloved back catalogue.

Aided and abetted by a heavy-handed band, she rendered songs from 1998’s Grammy-winning The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill nearly unrecognisable. Everything Is Everything became a fidgety funk number, Final Hour was rap-filled reggae and To Zion morphed into shouty prog-rock.”

Lauryn Hill rose to huge critical acclaim for her only studio album 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill' in 1998, a collection of song stories of her life trials, tribulations, love, relationships and children. In 2013 she was jailed for tax evasion and since returning to the stage in the U.S received positive reviews.

Read the review in The Evening Standard here.

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