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Five Things XXL Learned From Lauryn Hill's Open Letter to Her Fans

Lauryn Hill may not be an avid performer these days, but the former Fugees singer/rapper’s creative juices are still flowing. Case and point—the nearly 1500-word open-letter L-Boogie wrote to her fans via her Tumblr page over the weekend, explaining everything from her departure from the mainstream shortly after her 1998 hit debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, to why she didn’t file taxes for three years.

Taking into consideration the length of the written explanation, XXL decided to do the hard work, reading and dissecting the letter in order to give readers a condensed break down. Everything is everything. —Gina Montana