Lauryn Hill Apologizes for Arriving Late to Scotland Performance

It seems like fans have had enough of Hill's tardiness.

Lauryn Hill performs on the Pyramid Stage

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Lauryn Hill performs on the Pyramid Stage

In recent years, Lauryn Hill has become known for arriving late (or not showing up at all) to her performances. The reputation stretches overseas.

Hill was scheduled to co-headline day two of the Playground Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The crowd became restless as she was running late. Although she reportedly apologized to the crowd and explained she was celebrating her son Zion's birthday, the festivalgoers still booed her. Hill had to perform a truncated set because of her tardiness.

This prompted fans to take to social media where they condemned Hill for her lack of professionalism.

Just back from the #PlaygroundFestival in Glasgow, a cracking day/night apart from the appalling #Laurynhill who came on stage an hour and 15minutes late then played four shite songs before pissing off again. So-called headline act? Nah, she got the booing she deserved.

— Steven Lawson (@stevenelawson) August 3, 2019

Lauryn Hill in Glasgow; Was a huge rip off , 1.45 hours late. Played for 25 minutes then apologizes because it’s her sons birthday & we all bought our tickets 5 weeks ago so our lives don’t matter and neither does our family

— Tanya Tee Mahon (@tee_mahon) August 4, 2019

Really disappointed with Lauryn Hill turning up over half an hour late to her gig and being arsey saying I chose to be here over my son's birthday....yes Lauryn, your choice!!

— Claire Walker Music (@ClaireW93) August 3, 2019

Hill posted a message to her Facebook account apologizing to her Glasgow fans.

"My sincere apologies Glasgow for the late show and shorter set," the post reads. "I appreciate the energy and support I did receive from the great crowd, and the patience of the promoters. I hope to come back and make it up to the Glasgow audience. It is only with great respect and Love for my art and the audience that I take the stage every performance."

Similar to the Playground Festival, Hill was scheduled to perform at November shows in Paris and Brussels but she arrived hours late to her set. As a result, she was restricted to only performing 30 minutes before officials at the venues were forced to shuts the showdown. Hill also issued an apology for that.

— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) November 21, 2018

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