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Lauryn Hill 45 minutes late, twice, at Voodoo Fest; mic turned off during 1st performance

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NEW ORLEANS _ Singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill was 45 minutes late _ twice _ at the Voodoo Experience music festival in New Orleans.

On the festival’s biggest stage, she arrived late Saturday and when her scheduled time ran out about 30 minutes later, her microphone was turned off, The Times-Picayune reported ( She was finishing “Ready or Not” when her microphone was cut off and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was piped into the speakers. She kept singing and gesturing until the lights were dimmed.

Organizers later said she would have a second appearance in the final hour Saturday on the festival’s smallest stage. That time, she again started 45 minutes late but was allowed to keep singing after the festival’s 11 p.m. closing time.


Information from: The Times-Picayune,

The Canadian Press

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