Lauryn Hill gigs slammed by fans

Lauryn Hill’s weekend gigs at Brixton Academy have been heavily criticised online by disappointed fans. 

Copyright © 2011 Tony Felgueiras.
Copyright © 2011 Tony Felgueiras.

The American hip-hop artist was performing two consecutive dates at Brixton Academy on Saturday and Sunday, after tickets for the first gig sold out in a matter of seconds. Initial criticism came after she was was over 90 minutes late onstage on Saturday night, with sound problems apparently plaguing the concert throughout. She went on to perform reinterpreted versions of songs from her number one ’98 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, shocking loyal fans.

The keenly anticipated shows proved a major disappointment to many, with fans taking to Twitter to share their views. The event was trending locally by the end of Saturday night, despite the venue only holding five thousand.

The singer has also come under attack from the press, dubbed ‘awful’ by the Guardian, and ‘unrecognisable’ in a one-star review from the Telegraph.

Some fans were more forgiving on Sunday however, and remained convinced that, punctuality aside, she is just trying something new.