On June 30, the State of New Jersey reportedly hit Lauryn Hill with a $438,221 tax lien. Yesterday (July 18), the 41-year-old rapper/singer took to Twitter to address her fans and explain that the tax issues are nothing new.

Hill types, "I wanted to address the recent reports in the media that I have new tax issues. This is not a new situation, I'm still taking care of past taxes. This has been an ongoing process, and I have been working steadily towards a resolution. It has been an uphill battle, but we're getting over the hump."

She continues, "I left the game, I wanted out, the way it was organized needed adjustment. When you eat a lot of other people's debts like I did, and become financially responsible for as many people as I did, a break like the one I took was necessary. It took bold, courageous moves, and cost me certain economic comforts. But it's getting better every day, thank God, and I'm living a much more liberated existence because of it. Thank you for your concern, MLH."

The "Ready Or Not" rapper has a history of money problems. Back in 2013, Hill served six months in federal prison for failure to pay $1 million in back taxes. Then, in 2014, she was hit with another tax lien for nearly $900,000.

The legendary MC has also been known to show up to her concerts fairly late. In May, she released a long-winded statement to explain her tardiness.

Keep it locked to XXL for more news surrounding this situation.

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