Lauryn Hill has a tendency to run a little behind at her live shows — on the rare occasion that she performs, that is — but she says that should be the least of her fans’ concerns.

The enigmatic singer/rapper is currently on tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her iconic album,’ The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ and she stopped off in L.A. Saturday night … where she seems to have been a little tardy for her set, something she addressed head on.

Check it out … in the video, LH says she’s aware of people who complain about her being late to gigs — but fires back, saying fans should count themselves lucky she even shows up.

This isn’t so much Lauryn lashing out as it is her getting what sounds like a major grievance off her chest — namely, the fact that she only released one solo album … and based on what she’s saying here, it appears that might’ve not been her decision back in the day.

Instead of bowing out of the music scene — which she kinda did for a long time — Lauryn says she’s embraced her one piece of great art (solo-wise, of course) and continued to perform it over and over again … noting that the people love her album to this day.

The crowd was definitely with her on this one … and she’s got her Fugees crew backing her up on tour as well. In other words, appreciate what you can get outta her … PERIOD!

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