Both Eyewitness News and AP are reporting that Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on $1 million in income.

She will also spend three months on home confinement in Newark, New Jersey.

Before being sentenced, AP reported that her attorney argued that she had already paid over $970,000 to cover what she owed. Hill faced a maximum sentence of one year per count, and was charged on three counts.

She was quoted, according to TMZ, saying the following prior to the sentencing:

"I was put into a system I didn't know the nature of. ... I'm a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me," Hill said. 
She continued, "I sold 50 million units ... now I'm up here paying a tax debt. If that's not likened to slavery, I don't know what is."

[via AP]

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