WATCH: Lauryn Hill responds to her tour tardiness; tells fans “Y’all lucky I make it”

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WATCH: Lauryn Hill responds to her tour tardiness; tells fans “Y’all lucky I make it”

Lauryn Hill clapped back at criticism over her “tardiness” at shows during her current tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her acclaimed debut album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”

“Yo, y’all lucky I make it on this blood ras stage every night,” Hill told the crowd on Saturday night in Los Angeles, (which she was late to), Complex reports. “I don’t do it because they let me do it. I do it Lauryn Hill Responds to Her Tour Tardiness: ‘Y’all Lucky I Make It’ | Video
I stand here in the name of God and I do it. God is the one who allows me to do it, who surrounded me with family and community when there was no support.”

She continued, “When the album sold so many records, and no one showed up and said, ‘Hey, would you like to make another one?’ So I went around the world, and I played the same album over and over and over and over again. Because we are survivors, and we’re not just survivors, we’re thrivers.”

The tour launched Sept. 8 in Minneapolis and features The Fugees as the opening act.

“The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill is and was a love song to my parents, my family, my people, my musical and cultural forebears, my teachers, my loves, my Creator,” Hill previously shared in a press release. “I wrote love songs and protest songs–(still love songs) about the subjects and interests that inspired and moved me. I was confident that what inspired me would resonate with an audience that had been led to believe that songs of that kind could only live in the past.”