After missing a concert date in Lagos, Lauryn Hill could have apologized and left it at that. Instead, she decided to give her Nigerian fans a special performance of ‘Do Wop (That Thing)’ as a way to say she was truly sorry!
You can’t say that Lauryn Hill doesn’t care about her fans! Lauryn, 39, wasn’t able to appear a scheduled festival date in Nigeria due to travel issues. Knowing how disappointed her fans must have felt, Ms. Hill decided to serenade them in a personalized video! Watch Lauryn offer a special rendition of “Do Wop(“That Thing”)!
Lauryn Hill Apology Video Of ‘Do Wop (That Thing)’: Acoustic Performance For Nigerian Concert
Lauryn was billed to play at the May Day event in Lagos, Nigeria on May 1. However, the small details just weren’t worked out in time, and she and her whole crew had to miss out. Feeling bad at not being able to perform for her Nigerian fans, she offered them next best thing: an acoustic performance of her biggest hit!
Lauryn’s no stranger to rocking it out on the guitar, having released her MTV Unplugged 2.0 album in 2002. In the video, Ms. Hill was accompanied by her back-up singers, and definitely turned it out! But we have to say the video’s breakout star has to be Lauryn’s 7-year old daughter, Sarah Marley.
Hopefully, this will hold over Ms. Hill’s Nigerian fans until she makes up the missed date. They won’t have to wait for long, as she’s already working to reschedule her appearance, according to a statement made on her website. Until then, fans in Lagos have their own special slice of Lauryn’s music to listen to.
It’s good to see Lauryn Hill again. The last we heard from her, she had just released a new single, titled “Consumerism” in Oct. 2014. The ex-Fugees singer dropped the new track after a three month stint in jail for tax evasion. Never one afraid to speak her mind, Lauryn included a Tumblr post full of socio-political commentary that still feels relevant to this very day.
What did you think about Lauryn’s apology video, HollywoodLifers?
— Jason Brow