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Lauryn Hill Skips London Performance, Blames Past Legal Issues

by Erika Benton-Martin   Jul 16, 2015 08:52 AM EDT

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On Wednesday (July 15,) Lauryn Hill skipped out on a performance in London, blaming past legal issues for the cancellation. She was slated to perform at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire.

Hill took to Facebook to announce the canceled appearance. It is unclear what roadblocks the "Ex-Factor" singer faced with regard to the UK's customs law.

Hello All,

I've been informed that I won't be able to enter the UK for a period of time due to my past legal situation. For this reason I have to cancel my concert on July 15th. Know that I was looking forward to performing in London this summer, and that I appreciate all of my fans and supporters both in London, and throughout the UK. I look forward to seeing you again as soon as I'm able to.

Love and Respect,
MLH

In May, Hill missed a performance in Nigeria, putting the blame on the event's promoter. In a post shared on her official site, she wrote that travel arrangements had not been taken care of and that prevented her from being able to fly into Nigeria in time to make the concert.

That same month, she also missed a performance in Israel. She ultimately decided to cancel the show following public backlash from protest groups. Hill reportedly faced backlash from organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace, which launched a campaign urging the former Fugees singer not to play in a country where Palestinians have lived as refugees or under military occupation for almost 50 years.

What do you think of Hill not showing up for her recent performances? Sound off in the comment section below.

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