Ahh the twisted mind of white racism. A caller to the The Howard Stern Show claimed that Lauryn Hill had made this statement in an interview with MTV. The malicious rumor spread for years—although no one has ever produced a tape of Lauryn Hill saying anything resembling this statement.

MTV later announced the rumor was untrue; Lauryn herself called in to The Howard Stern Show to state, for the record, that it was untrue. Hill did make pro-black statements—Snopes.com quotes her saying "I love my people, black people, and I will continue to make music for them"—which were possibly twisted into being anti-white statements by insecure racists.