Lauryn Hill Criticized by Academy President for Missing Grammy Performance – But She Says She Never Promised to Play the Show

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The premature announcement of her surprise performance made L-Boogie upset.

When the president of the Recording Academy called out Lauryn Hill for missing a surprise performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, the "Repercussions" singer fired back.

Her rep released a statement saying that Hill never confirmed that she was performing with The Weeknd at the Grammys and that Recording Academy bigs jumped the gun by announcing her.

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"The Grammys announced a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill prematurely and without approval," the rep tells PEOPLE in a statement. "Any performance that could have happened was never confirmed, and should not have been advertised as such."

The rep adds that Hill, 40, "had concerts all weekend," had no time to prepare and wasn't sure she'd be able to make it to Los Angeles in time for rehearsal.

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