Lauryn Hill is telling people to back off after her daughter Selah Marley revealed family details on social media.
Lauryn posted a lengthy statement on her Facebook page. The legendary singer addressed her daughter's recent remarks about her childhood.
The notoriously private artist explains she raised her daughter to protect her. Lauryn has been open about the vultures she had to deal with in her career and says the experiences affected her.
Lauryn said she spoke with Selah after her Instagram video and they talked about her feelings. The singer wrote, “I discussed with Selah what it must have been like having a child while being hunted by nazis, or what it was like for the children of runaway slaves. The child just being a child puts her and everyone else’s lives in jeopardy. Keeping the child quiet to escape the danger is ALSO saving the child’s life! Imagine that. When I realized that the pressure on me was so incredibly hypocritical and unfair, criminal even, that even my children weren’t allowed to be children, I stepped away. I wasn’t removed, I STEPPED AWAY. Weening myself and my family from the addictions that systems of control attempt to use through fame and celebrity is no joke.”