Lauryn Hill responds to anti-LGBT lyrics criticism

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Lauryn Hill has finally responded to all the attention she has been receiving over her latest single, “Neurotic Society,” that suggested the LGBT community was a part of the downfall of society.

The 38-year-old singer doesn’t often post on social networking sites, but is most active on her Tumblr account, where she wrote a lengthy letter in response to the negative backlash.

“Neurotic Society is a song about people not being, or not being able to be, who and what they truly are, due to the current social construct. I am not targeting any particular group of people, but rather targeting everyone in our society who hides behind neurotic behavior, rather than deal with it,” she said in her statement.

The song debuted last month and it was BET writer Monica Miller who questioned Hill’s message when she pointed out the terms “girl men” “drag queens” and “social transvestitism” in her lyrics that sent the internet crazy over the new song. 

“The whole world suffers from a lack of honest dialogue. Character and integrity have suffered at the hands of political correctness and corporate agenda, while our society moves further and further towards unhealthiness and breakdown. I oppose these trends,” Hill posted. “Everyone has a right to their own beliefs. Although I do not necessarily agree with what everyone says or does, I do believe in everyone’s right to protest.”

There is no real apology or mention of the LGBT community specifically, but it’s obvious that Hill still stands behind the lyrics she wrote and her stance on speaking out about what she so passionately believes in.

Hill has joined countless celebrities on the road to trouble and public downfalls. Amongst concerts where she was booed and audience members left shows because of her awful performances and religious rants, she is also scheduled to begin a three-month sentence in federal prison for tax evasion on July 8.

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