LAURYN HILL made a stage comeback during her first post-prison show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom last month.
A professional quality video has now emerged of the 38-year-old singer grooving with her band as she put a reggae twist on her 1998 single Ex-Factor, on the first stop of her US Homecoming Concert Series.
The former member of the Fugees was sentenced in July to three months in prison and three months of home detention as part of a year of court-ordered supervised release.
Her sentence also took into account unpaid state and federal taxes in 2008 and 2009 that brought the total earnings to about $2.3m.
During her court case Hill unsuccessfully argued that she was being targeted because of historic racism.
Last year, the mother-of-six pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8m earned from 2005 to 2007.
She started singing with the Fugees as a teenager in the 1990s and went on to worldwide success before releasing her multi-platinum 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Hill has just launched a joint label with Sony ATV, Obverse Creation Music, and is planning a new body of work, Letters From Exile.
By Mary Isokariari