In 1996 a rumor blew up that former Fugee turned solo megastar Lauryn Hill said, “I would rather die than have a white person buy one of my albums” in a MTV interview. Considering how many white kids were digging L-Boogie at the time, such a remark would have amounted to career suicide. Although MTV confirmed that no such interview ever happened, the talk persists -mostly in the form of salty YouTube comments.