Lauryn Hill

Despite all the chatter of a surprise appearance from Lauryn Hill, during The Weeknd’s performance at last night’s Grammys (February 15), the singer never showed up leaving fans disappointed and confused. In a statement released by her rep, Lauryn Hill offered some insight to her absence, claiming the performance was never confirmed and would have been of “last minute nature.”

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A rep for Lauryn Hill explained to Billboard,

“The Grammy’s announced a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill prematurely and without approval. Ms. Hill had concerts all weekend, leaving no time to prepare, and was uncertain she would even be able to make it to LA in time to rehearse for the event. Any performance that could have happened was never confirmed, and should not have been advertised as such. Ms. Hill was invited to do a collaboration with an artist she appreciates. The performance was intended to be a surprise and unfortunately due to its last minute nature, was unable to come to fruition.”

The Weeknd still pushed through with his performance of his records “In The Night” and “Can’t Feel My Face.”