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