Seems like the rumors might be true after all: "don't look her in the eye."
Robert Glasper engaged in a rant about Lauryn Hill during his interview with 97.9 The Box in Houston. The musician was quick to name her when he was asked about walking away from egotistical artists.
The rant started with Lauryn Hill mistreatment of the musicians she hires. Robert Glasper said that even the hiring process was condescending. Although his work often tops the Jazz charts, Hill still insisted that he audition for her. He responded with slight shade, telling her she could check out his albums instead. Eventually, Hill did hire Glasper for a 20-minute show for which she would be paid half a million dollars.
After rehearsing all day for a week straight with a full band, Ms. Hill decided to cut each musician's pay in half because she was dissatisfied with their work. This was the day before the gig. Glasper wasn't down for any of that and decided to walk out.
He also dished about the singer's habit of firing musicians for no good reason.
"She likes to fire bands. I can rattle off 15 guys off the top of my head[...] She will go on tour with a band, and in the city where they're doing their show, she will hold auditions for her band [...] The band is always good. She gets the best musicians. She just has a thing."
The most shocking revelation comes when Glasper touches on the rumors surrounding the production of her iconic debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by saying that the singer "stole all my friends' music."
"The one thing you did that was great, you didn't do."