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Found these at wikipedia:

Christmas Benefit Controversy
On December 13, 2003, Hill shocked officials at a Christmas benefit concert at the Vatican by denouncing "corruption, exploitation, and abuses", in reference to the molestation of boys by Catholic officials in the United States of America and the cover-up of offenses by Catholic Church officials. Hill told the crowd of 7,000:
I am sorry if I am about to offend some of you. I did not accept my invitation to celebrate with you the birth of Christ. Instead I ask you why you are not in mourning for him in this place? I want to ask you, what have you got to say about the lives you have broken? What about the families who were expecting God and instead were cheated by the Devil? Who feels sorry for them, the men, women and children damaged psychologically, emotionally and mentally by the sexual perversions and abuse carried out by the people they believed in? Holy God is a witness to the corruption of your leadership, of the exploitation and abuses which are the minimum that can be said for the clergy. There is no acceptable excuse to defend the church.[10]
Hill called on the church leaders to "repent" and encouraged the crowd to "not seek blessings from man but from God."
There was silence for several minutes from the audience as many could not speak English. There were cries of "Enough" and "Shame" from those who understood while others whistled and clapped before she picked up her guitar and performed two songs, entitled "Damnable Heresies" and "Social Drugs". After her performance her comments were translated for Cardinal Camillo Ruini, head of the Italian Bishops Conference, who was sitting in the front row—and he walked out in protest. Among those in attendance were Edmund Cardinal Szoka, American-born President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City, and President of the Governorate of Vatican City. The segment was cut from the television broadcast by the Church, and a full transcript of Hill's statement has yet to be released.
The global response Hill received was varied. Monsignor Rino Fisichella, one of the organizers of the traditional concert, said: "It was in poor taste and very bad mannered. It showed a complete lack of respect for her invitation and for the place where she had been invited to perform", while the Catholic League responded by calling Hill "pathologically miserable".[11]
Hill's only official response to the church, while returning to New York, was: "What I said was the truth. Is telling the truth bad manners? What I asked was the church to repent for what has happened".[12]

[edit] False Allegations of Racist Statements

Another major controversy that has hounded Hill are her supposed racist statements. According to urban legend, Hill at one time made a statement similar to "I would rather have my children starve than have white people buy my albums." The rumor was never verified but quickly entered popular culture. For example, Eminem wrote a lyric for his song "Cum on Everybody" off of his 1999 The Slim Shady LP that states "Bought Lauryn Hill's tape so her kids could starve." The rumored statements, however, were never cited or substantiated and have conclusively been rejected as virulent fabrications (similar to the spurious racist quotations attributed to Tommy Hilfiger). MTV has publicly disclaimed the quotation, and after a discussion of the quotation on the Howard Stern Show, Hill herself called in to the show to refute it. Hill has repeatedly asserted in interviews that the rumor is false, that she never made such statements, and that she is in no way racist .[13]

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speaking truth to power...speaking out against child sexual abuse...holding to the truth of Jesus' word...okay i guess that is crazy...or maybe it's just courageous...

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To clarify the Brazilian situation, she not only asked for no black reporters but she didn't want any non-blacks speaking to her and serving her in any fashion! And from the stories I've heard, in any professional and personal situation, she wants nothing to do with white people. Not only that but she treats her band and those who work for her like crap.

She's crazy, and I hate it when people try to pretend like it's "artistic genius" or something. No, someone needs to lay of the uh, candy and see a therapist.

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