Lauryn Hill Missing Grammys

Grammys Mystery: Lauryn Hill Pulls Out of Planned Duet With The Weeknd

Rihanna wasn’t the only Grammy no-show.

Lauryn Hill, who was slated to perform a duet with The Weeknd, was conspicuously MIA when Abel Tesfaye took the stage Monday night.

In a statement released to Billboard, Hill’s camp said, “The Grammys announced a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill prematurely and without approval. Ms. Hill had concerts all weekend, leaving no time to prepare, and was uncertain she would even be able to make it to L.A. in time to rehearse for the event. Any performance that could have happened was never confirmed, and should not have been advertised as such. Ms. Hill was invited to do a collaboration with an artist she appreciates. The performance was intended to be a surprise and unfortunately due to its last minute nature, was unable to come to fruition.”

A Grammy spokesperson, meanwhile, tells TVLine that Hill “showed up during rehearsals, but arrived too late for the performance.”

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7 Comments
  1. Stacie says:

    Too bad. Could have been a great performance. That put her back in the spotlight and not for negative things, like all her financial and legal issues. But this doesn’t look good on her part.

  2. Et al. says:

    I think the real headline here should be that she’s still alive. Who knew?

  3. S. says:

    Please Lauryn. Remember that time you were super late to a concert–hours–and there was a huge blow up with the fans over it? It may’ve blurred with other times you had drama so you probably don’t. Yeah you’re like this, this was a diva move, we all know it, and just don’t bother coming. The Grammys confirmed a thing you were supposed to do and you flaked because you’re Lauryn Hill and that’s what you do. Spare us the excuses.

  4. I though she was Kerry Washington from the picture! Lol!
    :-)

  5. Lauryn Hill being unreliable, dropping the ball on a high-profile event, citing miscommunication? Well knock me over with a feather! She’s usually such a stable dependable performer….