The track chronicled her decision to keep her son, after being advised against it for the sake of her career. Hill also said that her pregnancy helped her kick writer’s block, so we have Zion to thank for that classic album!
Son of Hill and Rohan Marley, 17-year-old Zion David Marley recently attended his high school prom with his girlfriend, Kristen Richardson.
Photos of the cute couple appeared on Instagram, showing Zion and his lovely date pull up in a Rolls Royce.
Zion opted for a casual dapper look, while Kristen dazzled in white with gold accents.
In related news, Lauryn Hill will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) when they pay tribute to the vocalist and songwriter at its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 25th.
Hill will be presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award, the most prestigious honor that ASCAP gives to artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include: Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, Sean “Diddy” Combs, LL Cool J, Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and many more.
“Ms. Hill’s talent as a songwriter is undeniable and reflects her singular take on the world we live in,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “Her ability to push boundaries and capture the humanity that surrounds us has created a musical legacy that belongs with the greats.”
Lauryn recently paid tribute to Nina Simone by performing a set of Hill’s own classic hits, which included a new song inspired by Simone’s “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life,” during the New York premiere of the Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”
The song may appear on the upcoming Nina tribute album featuring Hill, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige and more.