If Lauryn Hill set the goal of agitating and alienating her fans across the world, then her plan is working beautifully.
The embattled singer has earned quite the reputation for giving odd and perturbing concert performances lately.
Hill recently took the stage at London’s Brixton Academy and increased her count of confused concertgoers as she kept the crowd waiting for an extended amount of time and upon finally taking the stage, charged into unfamiliar and disturbing renditions of her hits.
According to The Guardian the evening culminated in disgruntled fans booing Hill and walking out on her performance:
The trouble began before Hill had even taken to the stage, with complaints about the warm-up DJ. That Hill kept the crowd waiting, arriving on stage 90 minutes after the advertised starting time, hardly helped matters. Then, when she did begin, many in the crowd were horrified by massively rearranged versions of songs from her only solo album to date, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Not only were there complaints about the manner in which the songs were performed, but also about the sound at the Academy, which was reportedly very loud and lacking clarity. Some fans booed Hill, and others left early. Suggestions that she was booed offstage appear to be incorrect: though booed, she was leaving the stage temporarily.
Soon after fans posted about their displeasure on Twitter. Check out their tweets below.