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Lauryn Hill Refuses To Do Interview With Oprah Winfrey

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Aug. 21 2012, Published 7:30 a.m. ET

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Her network just scored its second highest ratings ever with her sit-down interview with Rihanna. But there is one celebrity that Oprah Winfrey can’t woo.

Troubled singer Lauryn Hill has turned down the media mogul’s invitation to be grilled on Oprah’s Next Chapter.

The Sunday night show has already featured the Kardashians, Lady Gaga and the first interview with Bobbi Kristina following her mother Whitney Houston’s tragic death.

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But the former Fugees singer, who faces imprisonment after failing to file federal taxes over three years, refuses to give Oprah a tell-all.

The queen of chat revealed the news herself on Twitter. One of her followers tweeted: “@Oprah GET LAURYN HILL ON YOUR SHOW ASAP!!!!!!”

Oprah quickly responded: “@Shawtiejay tried. She said no.”

Hill is in hot water after pleading guilty to not paying federal taxes on the $1.8 million she earned between 2005 and 2007. The mother-of-six faces up to three years in prison.

It’s the latest in a series of controversies for the singer who won five Grammys for her critically acclaimed album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Over the years she has been dogged by rumors of mental instability.

Last summer she revealed that Rohan Marley – the father of her first five children – is not the dad of her sixth child. At the time there was no public confirmation that the couple had split.

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Despite the snub, Oprah has had some good news. Her interview with Rihanna scored 2.5 million viewers according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Her highest rated show – with 3.5 million viewers – was with Bobbi Kristina.


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