*On the eve of her release today from the federal correctional institution in Danbury, Conn., Lauryn Hill dropped a new track called “Consumerism.”
In a post on her Tumblr page, the former Fugees singer writes, “‘Consumerism’ is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in.”
Hill ended her three-month stint in prison today (Oct. 4) after being sentenced earlier this year for failing to pay close to $1 million in taxes over the last decade. The 38-year-old Grammy winner is now under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months spent under house arrest.
Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in a federal court in New Jersey last year, admitting she snubbed the IRS of three years’ worth of federal income taxes on more than $1.8 million that she earned between 2005 and 2007.
The mother-of-six was sentenced to jail time in May despite paying off a court-ordered retribution sum of $554,000 that she owed the IRS and additional state taxes and penalties (totaling close to $1 million) prior to her hearing for tax-evasion charges in New Jersey.