Lauryn Hill Speaks After Her Daughter Talks About How She Was Disciplined On Social Media

Lauryn Hill Speaks After Her Daughter Talks About How She Was Disciplined On Social Media
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Lauryn Hill 's daughter took to social media to get real on what it was like growing up as the singer's child. At one point in her candid discussion, she talks about how she was disciplined.

When it comes to physical discipline, people are split. While some feel that it is absolutely not helpful when raising up a child, others feel that sometimes you have to get physical -- whether it's with hands or an object.

Most are in agreement that there is a line between discipline and abuse.

Selah Marley opened up about her childhood trauma. She discussed things that affected her such as growing up without a father.

One subject that got people talking was when she revealed that Lauryn would often beat her with a belt. The 21-year-old compared it to 'slave owner s***.'

Hill took to Facebook to say that she is in no way upset with her offspring for telling her side of the story. She also admitted that there were times she would do it out of anger.


'I encourage it, but she also got the discipline that Black children get because we are held to a different standard. The discipline was seen through the lens of a young child, who also had no place to reconcile me as mom, and me as a larger than life public figure. It took me a while to realize that my children, and probably everyone who knew me saw me in this duality. To me, I am just me. If I am guilty of anything it is disciplining in anger, not in disciplining.'

The legend went on to say: 'If you come for me, come for your own mama, and those absent fathers—come for them too, your grandparents, your great grand parents, your great great grand parents, your great great great grand parents, Caribbean parents, African parents and everyone else damaged and judged for being Black and forced to conform and assimilate to western standards of ‘order’ shaped through the filter and lens of anti-Blackness.'

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  • Samosa
    Samosa Aug 29, 2020 3:25 PM PDT

    So she whipped her children, she's not the first or last parent to discipline with a belt. Hanna she didn't beat her with her fist did she? Traumatize if that's the case 98% of everyone is "Traumatized"!

  • Shari
    Shari Aug 17, 2020 12:50 PM PDT

    This little girl needs therapy. This is not OK. You do-not air your family ESPECIALLY your mom out on the world wide web. I mean c'mon... who doesn't have a "story" to tell about their family? This little girl will look back and say: WHOA😐 who the f*** did I think I was to share Lauryn Hill's business to America? ...And that's when "the real" therapy will be needed. This arrogance will break her. Like an addict that missed their mother's funeral type of break. Mark my words⌛

  • Barbara Waters
    Barbara Waters Aug 17, 2020 7:38 AM PDT

    This just so sad. But it's three sides to a store her side, Lauryn side and the truth and we only heard the daughter side who seems like she's a selfish ungrateful child that didn't like to be discipline when she gets into trouble.

  • Methomas
    Methomas Aug 16, 2020 7:31 PM PDT

    Stop....stop ...stop bashing your mom ......she did the best she probably needed that ....look how your trying to get about being are an ungrateful.....and selfish daughter....she probably won't give you more like you come from getting spoiled and when we say no get mad and say things you will reap what you sow....please stop !!!

  • Hanna
    Hanna Aug 14, 2020 10:01 PM PDT

    It is incredible , Lauryn Hill please save us your BS . No one made you beat up and traumatized your damn kid.

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