Lauryn Hill didn’t make it to a performance in Nigeria over the weekend, so she apologized with an acoustic version of one of her biggest hits. Watch the performance inside and see pics from Wale’s “Matrimony” video shoot with Usher and Bria Murphy.
Lauryn Hill’s concert in Lagos, Nigeria was cancelled this weekend after the promoter failed to come through with her travel arrangements (see her statement below).
A little backstory – TheYBF.com has been following the “live performance” high jinks of Ms. Lauryn Hill for a few years. And by that, we mean she is very capable of missing performances and/or showing up three hours late – so a “cancelled” concert from MLH always deserves an explanation. And this time, we can confirm it wasn’t her fault.
In regards to the cancelled Lagos concert, Lauryn explained in a message posted on Facebook:
“Hello Lagos, Nigeria! We are disappointed to report that we will not be performing at tonight’s concert. From our end, we did everything we were supposed to do, including waiting at the airport for many hours, ready to fly out and share the evening with you. Unfortunately, after much effort, the promoter was not able to get all of our travel arrangements taken care of. This prevented us from being able to fly into Nigeria in time to make the concert. We were all very excited to come, and very disappointed that we couldn’t make this one. HOWEVER, we are working to reschedule our appearance ASAP. From what we’ve been told, the promoter intends to honor all tickets sold. Our best to and for Lagos. Love and Blessings!
Ms. Lauryn Hill and the MLH band and Production Team”
In order to make up for the missed show, Lauryn delivered an exclusive performance (from her living room) of her hit “Doo Wop (That Thing)” from 1998s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The performance features Ms. Lauryn alongside her background singers and her 7-year-old daughter Sarah Marley.
On the set…
Wale shot the video for his single “Matrimony” recently and we’ve come across a few pics from the set. The video stars Hollywood royalty Bria Murphy (the daughter of Eddie & Nicole) who reprises her role as Wale’s love interest (fyi – Bria also starred in Wale’s “Bad” video).
“Matrimony” is the second single from The Album About Nothing and we will see Bria donning a vintage wedding dress with a crystal headband. In addition to the video, Bria also wrapped production on her indie comedy “Drive, She Said” with Jason Biggs and Ashley Tisdale earlier this year.
Pop star Usher, who is a featured guest on the track, will star alongside Wale and Bria in the clip. In the pic above, he posed with celebrity hairstylist Aden Marq (who styled Bria for the shoot).
Photos via Bria Murphy’s Instagram/Aden Marq’s Instagram/Lauryn Hill’s Facebook