Eve and Lauryn Hill

Hip-Hop Rumors: Diss Or Punchline? Is Eve Throwing Shots At Lauryn Hill?

Over the weekend, Eve rocked out the “Rock The Bells” concert in California and brought out her old label mate, DMX! Eve tore the stage down, running through some of her best material including ‘What Ya’ll N*ggas Want’, ‘Who’s That Girl’, ‘Let Me Blow Your Mind’ and the ‘Hot Boys (Remix)’.

Towards the end of her set, Eve dropped a freestyle detailing her plan to come back to rap and near the end of her freestyle, Eve rapped, Spread the word that I’m back, these b-tches in debt better pay their tax.”

We’ve all heard about Lauryn Hill not paying her taxes and currently facing jail time. So, do you think Eve’s line was directed at Lauryn Hill? It could have very well been directed at half a dozen rappers right now who haven’t been paying their taxes, including Beanie Sigel, Young Buck, Nas, even DMX.

So, I have to ask, was that a diss or a punchline?

Spotted at NecoleBitchie.com

  • Sean Power

    Lauryn Hill on her worst day is better than eve and will always be better than eve , no cares about eve come come back

    • johnblacksad

      Eve coming back will have the exact same impact as Eve not coming back… sic

  • PL

    not a dis..maybe a slight jab…still a slick punchline!

    OT I’ve figured out the formula on how to spot a Sidney Lace rumor.

  • 7yoyo7

    Hahahah, not a BS single rumor from Sydney Lace today?
    Too good to be true.

  • therealest1

    Lauryn Hill looks like a fat man in that mugshot photo.

  • Donovan C. Bradley

    Sounds to me like just a slick punchline. What would her motivation be to come at Lauryn like that? You wouldn’t just kick one of the best female MC’s while she is down for no good reason. I think that Eve is trying to say that she is coming back and that today’s female rappers owe a debt to her and should pay respect. Prolly like saying “Yo Nicki, don’t try and yap at me like you did Lil Kim.”

  • Donovan C. Bradley

    I think that this is just a slick punchline. I mean, what would her motivation be to just kick one of the best female MC’s to ever do it while she is down? I believe that Eve is just trying to say that she is coming back and that today’s female rappers owe her a debt and should pay some respect. Prolly like saying “Yo Nicki, don’t come and try to yap at me like you did Lil Kim”

  • Romia Blue

    The chicks in the game now have been benefiting on the space left by Eve, Shawnna, Rah Digga, Jean Grae and any other chicks in the game that doesn’t get their just due. Lauryn admitted she didn’t pay taxes because she didn’t want to, not because she was in debt. Eve’s telling these other newbies in the game they gotta pay their taxes because their indebted to chicks like her and the aforementioned.
    folk tryin ta make a mountain out of an ant hill lol

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      eve was hot but b4 eve it was da brat left eye queen latifa mc lyte learn ur hip hop history

      • Guest

        trust baby, i know my history. i was just naming a few. do i really have to bring in artists like salt & pepa, jj fad, the temporarily hot oaktown 3-5-7, chyna white, and a host of others? i was hoping i wouldn’t but I guess I do…oh and moni love, ms. melody (rip),

      • Romia Blue

        salt N pepa,roxanne shante, the real roxanne, mia x…moni love, chyna white, since they were before ruff ryders i guess i have to mention lil kim and foxy because if i dont that will mean I don’t know my history…oaktown 3-5-7, jj fad, am I missing anybody else?

        I mean i did say OTHER CHICKS in the game…just because I didn’t name them all doesn’t mean I don’t know my shyt

  • immackulate

    EVE aint never been that DISRESPECTFUL chick – especially to be dissing one of the most acclaimed and accomplished female MC’s ever! However, it’s kindah creepy how the shyt does fit but she uh never own up to it even if she was dissing therefore THERE’S REALLY NOTHING TO SEE HERE, FOLKS!

  • thuglifefukdapolice

    l hill use 2 look good now she busted what happend

  • Sosa_Limone

    damn lauryn looks horrible in those pics, i cant believe how she let herself go… but L boogie will always be the dopest female lyricist i have ever heard. I dont think this was a diss though, I think that line by Eve was directed at the female artists in the game that have taken some of her style or have been successful bc she has been absent from the game.

  • Alf Capone

    i dont care about either of them

  • Chuckwick Illz

    Ya’ll really reaching with that one. That rhyme could be years old or even written before we even knew LH was in tax trouble but here we go puttin’ two and two together. It just dont make no sense… and even if it is thats nothing but a slick punchline.

    • Donovan C. Bradley


  • Guillaume Pilon

    lauryn is ugly as hell

    she look like et.t

  • King Cold

    nah she aint diss lauryn yall trippin

  • johnblacksad

    Sydney.. now, i’ve seen you stretch before, but this right here is podium material! Sydney Comaneci Lace!

  • More reaching! SMFH!

  • eve always been nice for a female rapper..i dont think this shit was a diss to lauryn hill i never heard of them having problems

  • Eve isn’t stupid enough to take shots at the Honorable Miss Lauryn Hill.

  • Negro Peligro

    stop stop. the punchline was so weak you tried to find meaning stop.

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    rappers stay talking sh!t

  • she cant diss nicki but she can go @ lauryn go figure … however its subliminal SO AHH STOP STARTING RUMORS !!!!!!!!!!! lol 😉

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