Robert Glasper calls Lauryn Hill a Thief
Robert Glasper, the Grammy Award winning musician, grabbed the music worlds attention earlier this month after a guest spot on Houston’s The Madd Hatta Morning Show. During the show, Ms. Hill came up in conversation, and Glasper spoke on what he describes as a negative experience for him and others who worked with Lauryn. In the interview, Glasper also accused the songstress for stealing music to create her solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
“Respect, I respect. You can’t come into a situation especially when you’ve already stolen all of my friends’ music,” said Robert. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill [her 1998 solo debut album] was made by great musicians and producers that I know, personally. So you got a big hand off of music that you didn’t even write. You feel me though?.”
Late Monday night (AUg. 27), Ms. Hill responded to these allegations in post to her personal Medium page. She had this to say:
You may be able to make suggestions, but you can’t write FOR me. I am the architect of my creative expression. No decisions are made without me. I hire master builders and masterful artisans and technicians who play beautifully, lend their technical expertise, and who translate the language that I provide into beautifully realized music.
The Miseducation was the first time I worked with musicians outside of the Fugees who’s report and working relationship was clear. In an effort to create the same level of comfort, I may not have established the necessary boundaries and may have been more inviting than I should have been. In hindsight, I would have handled it differently for the removal of any confusion. And I have handled it differently since, I’m clear and I make clear before someone walks in the door what I am and am not looking for. I may have been inclusive, but these are my songs.
Read her full post below.
I chose to wait until after the anniversary to post this. Thank you everyone for the Love! I’d like to clear a few things up.
Full statement available here: https://t.co/kbtvoOWD2R
— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) August 28, 2018