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Singer adds nuance to the story surrounding Bill Murray at age 77

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Singer Lauryn Hill is doing what she does best: speaking truth to an audience that largely considers her the star of her own hit album.

Singer is being humble about her recent arrest on a drunken driving charge.

“It’s like you are the person in the car with someone who drives a big, expensive car while you are driving them an old-school, Ford Fiesta and you are trying to be patient with them so they don’t crash into a curb,” she says on her website Tuesday. Hill says she is looking forward to getting her record back soon, “while I am in the hospital, and hopefully be able to continue to work to create more and more art.”

Hill has been a vocal critic of the entertainment industry in her new song, titled “Why?”

“It’s difficult because we feel like when we speak, people listen to us,” Hill says. “And when we’re not speaking, people don’t listen to us.”

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has been involved with the Bill Murray kerfuffle for several years. The film and TV star, 81, was cited on Sept. 15 by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca for driving under the influence of alcohol-and on a suspended license. The next day, Baca announced the arrest. Hill says this is her sixth drink-driving arrest.

Singer says she wrote the song in response to Murray’s comments after the Oscars. In an article for the Hollywood Reporter, Murray said he was considering boycotting his upcoming Golden Globe Awards.


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