Lauryn Hill's tax evasion struggle just revealed a new twist in her musical career. While in court today it was revealed that the former Fugees singer has a new record deal.
Lauryn Hill just bought herself a couple weeks of freedom.
The R&B legend was to be sentenced to prison today after pleading guilty to blowing off her 2005-2007 tax returns ... but the sentencing was moved to May 6 to give Lauryn a chance to repay a chunk of her $968,000 tax debt.
Hill's attorney said the singer recently signed a million-dollar recording deal with Sony ... she was also planning to take out a $650,000 loan to put toward the bill.
Hill faces several years in prison ... but her attorney is hoping for probation.
A pricey new record deal would certainly help L Boogie's cause that she'll be able to pay Uncle Sam all their dough if she is able to drop a new album and tour. Late last year she hit the road with Nas for the "Life Is Good/Black Rage" tour.
"Black Rage" was the name of a single that Ms. Hill was thought to be dropping. However, that has not happened as of yet.
Should the Feds give Lauryn Hill a break? Let us know your stance in the comments. See video of Hill leaving court below.