Congratulations to former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill, who gave birth to her six child, a son, on Saturday according to a report on BCK.
Like most everything else the exotic chanteuse does, the birth was not without drama: “Mother and baby are fine,” a spokesperson told the site, but added that Hill and family “had a little scare because the baby came out the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. All is well now and everyone is happy.”
But that didn’t seem the case back in early June, after Hill announced at the end of a sold out show in Detroit’s Chene Park Amiptheater that she was with child and planned to take some time off. While it was assumed that her longtime companion, Rohan Marley, was the father—the couple already have five children together—soon after Hill’s announcement, Marley took to his Twitter account firing off a series of angry tweets to deny paternity. "I’m not married to Lauryn Hill and the baby isn’t mine until further notice."
Five days later on June 11, he seemed to rethink the situation and claimed his words were twisted: "I haven’t denied anyone, just somethings [sic] aren’t what they say Respect to the mother of my children...everyone has rights."
Then after a little cool-down, he added:
"I got to be more careful about who I engage in a little conversation they’ll twist your words into their own meanings."
But during the interlude, he seemed to have taken up with Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana, which spurred the dark-haired beauty to exclaim via her own Twitter account: "I’m in love with @Romarley’s heart."
Apparently that was then and this is now, because yesterday, July 24, Marley was back on Twitter to insist that everything in the Hill/Marley household is fine. "Ms. Hill is the mother of my children, whom I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for. I would never do that. The nature of our relationship something we don't expect people who spread gossip for a living to fully understand."
We’re not sure exactly what he means to do, but we do know that the new mother still intends to appear as one of the featured performers at the Rock the Bells Festival next month headlining the eighth annual fest where she’ll be performing her breakthrough album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, along with other hip hop greats Nas, Cypress Hill and Mos Def, and Talib Kweli, who will all 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