Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill has begun a three-month prison sentence for tax evasion at a minimum security prison in Danbury, Connecticut.
The 38-year-old mother of six was booked into the Federal Correctional Institution, where she will reside with the general population for the next several weeks.
Ed Ross, a spokesman for the US Federal Bureau of Prisons, confirmed to the Associated Press that the rapper had joined inmates at Danbury on 8th of July.
Hill will be expected to work in the kitchen and gardens, and sleep in a dormitory.
After release, Hill will be under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months to be spent confined to her home.
Lauryn was sentenced in May for failing to pay tax on $1.8m (£1.2m) of her earnings between 2005 and 2007.
She pleaded guilty to the charges but fought the sentencing, asking for leniency on the grounds of her charity work and her estrangement from the music industry.
Nevertheless, Hill's potential one-year sentence was cut to three months after she paid $970,000 in unpaid taxes.
In a blogpost last week, Hill blamed America's systemic racism for exacerbating her problems. "Why would a system, well intentioned, wait until breakdown or incarceration to consider rehabilitation, after generations of institutionally inflicted trauma and abuse on a people?" she wrote.
While she's away Hill's ex, and father of five of her six children,Rohan Marley has offered to take care of the children. He will switch off custody between himself and thwoman's family.
Doing time over taxes places the rapper/singer hybrid alongside a growing list of her musical colleagues who have served time for the same offence.