(The Root) — Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion on Monday, to be followed by another three months of home incarceration. The Grammy Award-winning artist was charged and pleaded guilty last year; she has since paid more than $970,000 to satisfy her debt.
Though there were plenty of serious tweets in Hill’s defense, black folks on Twitter found a way to inspire a few chuckles. After all, nobody is better at laughing to keep from crying than black people, right? Here are some of the funniest tweets.
Picture Lauryn Hill and Wesley Snipes in the same cell doing one arm pushups plotting revenge Or a duet album
— Cerrome Russell (@CerromeRussell) May 6, 2013
I never thought I would ever say “Pras.” Strange times. RT @slimihendrix: So which of The Fugees would you rather be?
— Craig Jenkins (@CraigSJ) May 6, 2013
I wonder if the judge said to Lauryn Hill, “It could all be so simple. But you’d rather make it hard.”
— Butta Applebum (@ButtaBaby) May 6, 2013
I knew Lauryn Hill’s new song wasn’t that good, but to send her to jail for it seems a bit harsh…
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) May 6, 2013
We need to open Lauren Hill’s cell and send her to Africa!
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) May 6, 2013