Now we know why Lauryn Hill has been wearing those voluminous striped muumuus. The exotic chanteuse told fans in Detroit on Saturday, June 4, that she was expecting her sixth child with longtime inamorato Rohan Marley. "I'm going to be taking time off to give birth," Hill told the audience at the end of her sold-out show at Chene Park Amphitheatre on the banks of the Detroit River.
It's not that the announcement was a total shock given that she's been
dropping hints for the last few months, her wardrobe choices notwithstanding.
Last April, the diminutive 35-year-old told an audience at Los Angeles' Club
Nokia: "I keep having these children. I don't know if I'm the most fertile
woman in America. I've got five big children, you believe that? ... Wait till you
hear the big secret though," she teased.
Now we have, or at least we think we have, unless she's got another rabbit under her kerchief. As for a due date, well she wasn't giving that up, but she does have dates through September, headlining the eighth annual Rock The Bells Festival where she'll be performing her breakthrough album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. She's not the only one; other hip-hop greats Nas, Cypress Hill, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli will be revisiting their landmark recordings as well.
- August 20 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
- August 27 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
- September 3 - New York, NY - Governor's Island
- September 10 - Boston, MA - TBA