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Reclusive soul superstar Lauryn Hill has been jailed over an enormous unpaid tax bill.

Fugees singer Hill, 37, was sentenced to three months’ jail followed by three months’ home confinement for failing to pay $500,000 to the taxman in the United States.

Hill claimed the sum was outstanding because she had “withdrawn from society” after alleged threats against her family.

She was imprisoned after failing to pay the amount within the stipulated two-week time frame.

During her trial, Hill was ordered by the judge in Newark, New Jersey to undergo counseling because of her conspiracy theories – including that artists are being oppressed by a plot involving the military and media.

Hill pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion last year. Her lawyers said she had paid more than $970,000 of an outstanding tax bill which amounted to more than $2m.

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