Singer re­veals why she kept fans wait­ing

7 Days in Dubai - - CELEBRITY FIX -

Lau­ryn Hill turned up two hours late to her con­cert in At­lanta be­cause she needed to “align her en­ergy”.

The 40-year-old singer - who found fame as a mem­ber of the Fugees - was per­form­ing a solo set at Chas­tain Park Am­phithe­atre in the US city on Fri­day night and only played for 40 min­utes.

The Doo Wop hit­maker left fans disappointed and took two days to ex­plain her lack of punc­tu­al­ity, which she said was down to her “artis­tic process”.

In a state­ment posted on her Face­book page, Hill wrote: “I don’t show up late to shows be­cause I don’t care. And I have noth­ing but Love and re­spect for my fans. The chal­lenge is align­ing my en­ergy with the time, tak­ing some­thing that isn’t eas­ily clas­si­fied or con­tained, and try­ing to make it avail­able for others. I don’t have an on/off switch. I am at my best when I am open, rested, sen­si­tive and lib­er­ated to ex­press my­self as truth­fully as pos­si­ble. For every per­for­mance that I’ve ar­rived to late, there have been count­less others where I’ve per­formed in ex­cess of two hours, be­yond what I am con­tracted to do, pour­ing ev­ery­thing out on the stage.

“Be­cause I care so deeply about the artis­tic process, I scru­ti­nize, have per­fec­tion­ist ten­den­cies, and want space made for spon­tane­ity, which is not an easy process, with the many mov­ing parts on the road. Some days we are more suc­cess­ful than others re time.

“How­ever, the vi­tal­ity that is in­fused into the per­for­mances is al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated by the au­di­ences, who may not know ex­actly what it took to ac­com­plish. (sic).”

LATE SHOW: Lau­ren Hill kept con­cert go­ers wait­ing and only played for 40 min­utes

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