Ms. Hill has been facing serious tax trouble, but on April 26, Lauryn announced that via her Tumblr that she signed a new deal with Sony that will allow her to pay her tax debt. "I wish her the best, I think she's going to have a great album," Wyclef said on Wednesday (May 1) when he appeared on "RapFix Live."
Hill described her $968,000 tax debt as "a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements."
'Clef says he's able to relate. In 2010, he was hit with a $2.5 million tax lien. "You're going to have ups and downs and in the industry," he said.
The multiplatinum rapper/producer, who just dropped his April Showers mixtape, offered a bit of advice for his one-time music partner and lover. "What I learned in the industry is just make sure that you surround yourself with the best people. Not people that's just gonna tell you what you want to hear, but people that's going to tell you the truth," he said suggesting that somewhere down the road that Lauryn took some bad business advice. "You develop a God complex. Trust me when I tell you that."