Lauryn Hill Joins Instagram, Performs With Jazmine Sullivan at Nina Simone Documentary Screening [PHOTOS]
Lauryn Hill and Jazmine Sullivan paid tribute to the late soul icon Nina Simone at a special screening of the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on Monday (June 1).
According to Billboard, the former Fugees rhymer gave it her best despite sound problems and a raspy voice. The “Lost Ones” rapper performed her interpretation of Simone’s songs including “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” and “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life.”
Later, Hill invited Sullivan to the stage to perform her protest anthem “Baltimore.”
At the end of the show, Ms. Hill thanked the late High Priestess of Soul. "Thank you, Nina Simone," she said, "for existing -- and being bold enough to speak."
The documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? will premiere on Netflix on June 26.
Meanwhile, Ms. Hill is expanding her own reach on social media. The 40-year-old mother has joined Instagram.
Some fans may have thought that she was already on the photo-sharing website but that was a bogus account.
Ms. Hill officially joined Instagram on May 31 and posted photos of her big 40th birthday party. She also shared pictures of her performance at the Nina Simone documentary screening at the Apollo Theater.
The rapper isn't a fan of social media, which is why she occasionally updates her Twitter account with either new music or tour dates. “I was a bit skeptical about using Instagram but ya girl is here!! Let me give this thing a try! L-Boogie,” she wrote to her fans.
Within just a couple of days, the “Ex-Factor” rhymer has already reached over 10 million followers on her account. One fan who is ecstatic that Hill has joined the 'Gram is none other than veteran rap mogul Irv Gotti.
"I am happy to see she is on Instagram. Wishing you nothing but LOVE and the BEST this world has to offer," he wrote.
Check out some of Lauryn Hill's photos below.
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