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Lauryn Hill, DMX Hit The Rocky Comeback Trail

Ed. Note: According to our New York sister blog Sound of the City, Hill's show Monday night at legendary NYC jazz club the Blue Note went much better, although she still didn't go onstage until almost midnight.

Lauryn Hill's comeback campaign is off to a rocky start. Hill recently embarked on a nationwide tour to pave the way for her first studio album in 10 years. However, it appears that she may have pissed off a few along the way. Her December 28 show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg was scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m., and Hill didn't show up till after midnight.

When she finally graced the stage at around 12:30 a.m., scattered boos rang out from the crowd. She shrug off the boos and fired back at disgruntled fans. It's kinda hard to take offense to crowd hostility when you've been hearing boos since you were 13. The fans expected an apologetic Lauryn Hill. They got an arrogant one instead.

"Don't do that. That's disrespectful," she said. "I spent my entire twenties sacrificing my life to give you love. So when I hear people complain, I don't know what to tell you."

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