Madonna received death threats for defending Pussy Riot.
The 'Hung Up' hitmaker gave an impassioned speech at the Amnesty International Concert in New York last night (05.02.14), in which she described herself as a ''freedom fighter'' as she introduced the Russian group - who were jailed on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral - to the stage to address the audience at the Barclays Center.
Lauryn Hill is trying to be positive about her incarceration.
The 38-year-old singer is serving three months in the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution of Danbury in Connecticut after being found guilty of tax evasion and Lauryn says she has been treated well and has met some good people in prison.
Lauryn Hill has begun her three month prison sentence for tax evasion.
The 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' singer was sentenced in May this year for failing to pay tax on $1.8 million of her earnings between 2005 and 2007. Her sentence also took into account income and tax losses for 2008 and 2009, taking the total to approximately $2.3 million.