By Sandra Rose  | 

Mother Nature finally caught up to Lauren Hill. For years we envied Lauren's timeless beauty and wondered when she would ever age. Well, yesterday Lauren was snapped at an event in New York, and she looked like a grandmother.

Lauren posed with singer Anthony Hamilton at the Tanzania Education Trust New York Gala hosted by President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania at Plaza Athenee. She looked healthy and off the pipe, which is welcome news to her hard core fans who hope for new music from the celebrated vocalist one day.

Photos: Getty Images

  • Dhoward1913

    She looks the same to me. She always was different when it came to her clothing choices.

  • SoulWithSass

    *pulls out razor blade*

    [In Della Reese "Harlem Nights" voice]: "oohh...see Sandra...now I got to cut ya."

    You will NOT TALK about Lauryn Hill! I had to dig in the a**es of a few NB posters over here this morning! Do NOT go there with me especially when we've all seen your pics too!

    Shhhhhh*******ttttt.....you don't want none!

  • Daisy

    I think she looks FAB :clap: I would love to hear some music from her like mis education that cd is classic

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Actually she looks very good with the exception of her nappy eyebrows....

  • EricaDenese

    She doesn't look like a grandma, it's just those eyebrows that are throwing everyone off!

  • aqtpie

    Hopefully you are talking about she's been getting older every year. I think she looks great!!!

  • http://myspace.com/foxybrown411 LADYWOODS

    I think She looks beautiful and age appropriate. If you look at her face she is still flawless. She can do no wrong. The eyebrows do bother me but.. Stil loves Lauren

  • EricaDenese

    SoulWithSass Says:

    *pulls out razor blade*

    [In Della Reese “Harlem Nights” voice]: “oohh…see Sandra…now I got to cut ya.”

    You will NOT TALK about Lauryn Hill! I had to dig in the a**es of a few NB posters over here this morning! Do NOT go there with me especially when we’ve all seen your pics too!

    Shhhhhh*******ttttt…..you don’t want none!
    _______________

    :rofl:

  • Anna

    Age has not caught up to her. She is still beautiful.

  • natrlbeauty08

    I think she's beautiful!

  • Karamelkisses76

    Minus the armpit brows, she looks beautiful to me. That crazy gleam is gone from her eyes.

  • SoulWithSass

    And Lauryn has NEVER been on the pipe! She couldn't have been! Didn't you hear Whitney when she said it the 1st time: "Crack is WACK & crack is CHEAP!"

    If Lauryn was going to be doing any kinda drugs, it'd have been the best of the sticky-icky or the purest of the Cocaine! Lauryn likes her sh*t organic!

    So get your facts straight!

  • http://facebook.com/renz.renegadesince1985 renegadesince1985

    ahhh...in her face she looks the same to me...her clothes and hair make her look older...IMO

    She wasn't "on the pipe" either...I'm sure maybe a weed pipe...but not a crack pipe.

  • Danielle84

    She still looks nice! Its just the eyebrows, hair and the dress that is throwing me off! I still wish she would drop another album.

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    excuse me sandra, ima let you finish, but lauren hill is the most talented and beautiful woman of all time!.........if she can stay off whatever it is she's on and somehow tame those eyebrows, maybe a dfferent hairdo but she's still beautiful

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    I think minus the eyebrows and the clothes she doesn't look THAT old.

    She has aged some, coupled with her mediocre looks to begin, and everything comes together to create a "Grandmother."

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    sorry bout that yall, but if there was ever a time to use the kanye line, this was it!!!!

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Danielle84 Says:

    She still looks nice! Its just the eyebrows, hair and the dress that is throwing me off! I still wish she would drop another album.
    ************************************************************
    I just said that on Twitter. I wanted her to get better so she can make another album. She looks good to me :shrugs:

  • Kat

    :cheer: Yayyyy Lauryn! I'm glad she's not looking like a clown anymore. Now, can we get another HAWT cd??

  • flsun99

    Those eyebrows need to be cleaned up a bit..other than that she looks the same.

  • Daisy

    DEAD :rofl: @soul

  • ATLk

    @Sandra Did you put in your contact lenses today? Lauryn looks gorgeous. No wrinkles, beautiful skin. She just needs to tame her eyebrows.

    BTW, can we please get a photo of you without something shielding your face? You have lots to say about others, but you are always hiding your face. Why do you do that? Just curious.

  • AprilRain

    She is beautiful, and does not look ages at all!....I agree bout the sticky icky, those eyes don't shine no mo..smh,,, the eyebrows though :-o

  • AprilRain

    aged**

  • bigtyme

    she is a pretty woman...buuuuut....she needs to visit my middle eastern friends in their salon and get those eyebrows threaded!

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Hey family,

    She looks the same to me as well....I'm glad she got her hair right, and she always dressed outside of the norm....maybe she finna drop something soon......I hope so, she was R A W on the Miseducation Lauryn Hill.....

  • Ms. Thickness

    can somebody please arch them eyebrows, just dont do em like Brandys

  • EssenceofU

    Sandra, Lauryn looks pretty, 'cept for them overgrown brows, but that's an easy fix! She's always been eccentric, so not shocked at her attire. Can't wait for new music from my girl L Boogie!

  • missy

    I think Lauren looks FAB minus the eyebrows...I mean of course she is going to look older we all have to age...STOP THE HATE...she looks better then plenty girls in the game who are younger then her.... :yes:

  • AprilRain

    I hope I have her skin at her age :pray:

  • SangriaSugar

    She is beautiful!! Her natural beauty is shining through and she's not wearing clown make-up...she just needs her eyebrows done!! I love Lauryn!!

    Her hair does remind me of my grammy's "shopping wig" though.

  • SoulWithSass

    DAMN Sandra! Can you at least spell her name right? *sigh*

    @Daisy

    You never gave me an e-welcome packet but if you had, you'd have found out I stan STUPID for Lauryn & Janet (and Anthony Hamilton honorarily.) :cheer1:

    Yep! Sure do!

  • EssenceofU

    I loved Miseducation but don't sleep on her Unplugged cd! It was deep and a live jam session, loved it! Even the unfinished songs! Lauryn can write some serious lyrics!

  • AprilRain

    @soulwithsass-Good for you! and welcome :hug:

  • EssenceofU

    Lauryn has to be like early 30's! Not old atal!

  • Candi Apple

    Aside from not having her eyebrows sliced and diced she looks good to me. She is a pretty girl and very talented. Sandra no one would mistake you for sisters.

  • Mother Jefferson

    She looks good. Lauryn is a legend in the game :notworthy: I hope Lauryn and Wyclef get past the drama one day so they can make some music again.

  • Ms.Everything

    Lauren looks good. I'm listening to Ex Factor right now. She needs to do an album

  • sharnell

    come on sandra, now if she had weave down her back you would be ragging on her. she is natural and that is the way you say black women should be, so just because she has a roller set and used blue magic hair grease does not mean she looks like a grandmother. she looks priceless and healthy minus the eyebrows which she has always had.

  • Daisy

    @soul I go out on medical leave at times please forgive me :lolol: *e welcome packet for everybody who never got one* where ya from/repping/married/single/kids and who if anybody do u stan for in FUN?

    :welcome: to the SR fam ALL newbies

  • sanaas

    I think she looks good!

  • crzasallgetout

    Sandra no one would mistake you for sisters

    oh no!!

    And Soul please stop killing me. :rofl:

    Lauryn has a song she did on MTV Unplugged called Mr. Intentional that is great.

  • pinksghetti

    Lauryn looks beautiful and besides she's only 34. She is just dressed comfortable and conservative (Ms. Sandra should be cool with the conservative part, lol).

  • bbreezy

    <<<<>>>> at all the comments about the eyebrows...they do look a HAM!

  • crzasallgetout

    @Man

    mediocre? Lauryn only gets mediocre? dang you must be into LHLS

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. I guess I have to echo most of you: She looks good! (Love me some Lauren Hill, always have.) Most folks would LOVE to have a grandma so beautiful and talented! She is surely missed in the music industry. She's what you call REAL hip/hop talent!

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @CRZASALLGETOUT
    "mediocre? Lauryn only gets mediocre? dang you must be into LHLS"
    ____________________________________________________________________

    Hey, she's only mediocre. Not hating, just sayin. I'm not color struck or anything....

  • OutsidetheBox

    "Sandra no one would mistake you for sisters"

    :rofl:

    Take yo ass to the kona!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Sandra so used to seeing decatur flavor wasted all over the internet that she cant even recognize traditionla beauty when she sees it.

    Lauryn Hill mediocre @Man? Really. With those "traditional" features minus the full lips...

  • crzasallgetout

    who was it that asked sandra if she fad freeze curls? I dang near peed my pants.lol

  • ShoYaRight

    She's radiant and gorgeous. Those clothes aren't the best but you can't say she doens't look amazing...bushy brows and all.

  • crzasallgetout

    fad=had

  • chase

    She looks good to me, the eyebrows are crazy but besides that she looks wonderful...

  • ReadTheBlog

    I think she looks nice; stable, clean and well -behaved :rofl:

  • SoulWithSass

    @ AprilRain

    Thank you!

    @Daisy

    From/Repping: Bmore
    Kids: 0
    Status: I act single, but I'm imprisoned.
    Stan: Lauryn, Janet, Anthony, Barack & Erykah when I feel I can fight the onslaught. LOL!

    @Crzasallgetout

    I LOVED Mr. Intentional! OMG! And that "Adam Lives in Theory!" That Unplugged CD was really good but I just think it went over some people's heads because she was speaking more metaphorically than literal as many were used to.

    I'm going to bump that when I get home.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    **TESTING TESTING**

    Can someone tell me if my words are being posted in English?

  • SoulWithSass

    @Man

    I'ma challenge you to a duel in a minute. "Mediocre?" WTH do you consider extraordinary?!

  • Ms.Everything

    Damn *Lauryn* I was driving sorry

  • ReadTheBlog

    Her age has not caught up to her. She is just dressed event appropriate. Everyone doesn't wear LV backpacks and Polo canvas shoes with shorts so long they should be pants... Should she have worn a Herve' dress so short it barely covers her business? Would that have been a better fit? Leave the whorish attire to the kids, I mean, Beyonce and Rihanna

  • OutsidetheBox

    Man got jokes. LOL

    Well, I see some hybrid of English and Asshatish.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @SOUL WITH SASS
    "I’ma challenge you to a duel in a minute. “Mediocre?” WTH do you consider extraordinary?!"
    ________________________________________________________________

    That's a good question. I love Eva Pigford. Sanaa Lathan is another one. Gabby is a stunner.

    I can go on.

  • crzasallgetout

    @Soul

    I LOVE her too. I too think the unplugged cd was slept on.

    @Man
    You're "speaking" gibberish.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Please, go on. "Gabby" as in Wade?

    Funny. Gabby reminds me of Lauryn. Darker sisters with traditional features.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Lauryn Hill looks like a sick Zombie... and that was BEFORE the crack...*ahem* "mental breakdown."

    I DARE anyone to look at one of those Zombies from Thriller and put it next to Lauryn. Go on.....

    SEE!! I know... it's eery how similar they look!

  • m9ser1

    she cool she just needs to get her eyebrows threaded cuz she is woofin

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @OUTSIDE THE BOX
    "Please, go on. “Gabby” as in Wade?

    Funny. Gabby reminds me of Lauryn. Darker sisters with traditional features."
    _______________________________________________________________

    Um... yeah, the similarities end after the skin tone...

  • crzasallgetout

    Bring Civil back. :(

  • EssenceofU

    Crazasall and Soul: Love Mr. Intentional and Adam too! Ima pop it in the cd when I get in the car! Yes I stan for L Boogie!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Not really. Wide mouth. Full lips. Doe like eyes...

    Go on?

  • SoulWithSass

    @Man

    You know what? My work day is almost over. I don't have enough time to battle with you about why what you said sucks!!

    To me, it seems like you think Lauryn is mediocre because she has traditional African features and does not have a whole pack of some Indian's hair down her back (i.e. Gabby.) Am I correct?

    Eva=mixed and with a new nose. Sanaa=mixed. Gabby=mixed and with no dominant African features BEYOND her skin tone. (And Gabby has stated that she is mixed with something somewhere before. She has made it clear she is not 100% Negroid. So before you start trying to ride in on that boat, let me cut the engine off on it right now.)

  • OutsidetheBox

    uh-oh Man...Soul is a stan LOL

    I'm playing Devil's advocate here but I get what you are saying...I have been attracted to one but not the other identical twin before. It happens.

    But your whole list is full of mediocrity IMO... women who look like those women are on any campus in America.

    I still e-crush on you. Haha.

  • crzasallgetout

    @soul

    YOu're on a roll today!!LOL. Cut'em at the knees.

  • Daisy

    Lauren is a natural beauty who is far above medicore

    I have always heard Gabby say she was black :shrug:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @SOUL WITH SASS
    "You know what? My work day is almost over. I don’t have enough time to battle with you about why what you said sucks!!

    To me, it seems like you think Lauryn is mediocre because she has traditional African features and does not have a whole pack of some Indian’s hair down her back (i.e. Gabby.) Am I correct?

    Eva=mixed and with a new nose. Sanaa=mixed. Gabby=mixed and with no dominant African features BEYOND her skin tone. (And Gabby has stated that she is mixed with something somewhere before. She has made it clear she is not 100% Negroid. So before you start trying to ride in on that boat, let me cut the engine off on it right now.)"
    _______________________________________________________________

    ¿¿¿ :blink: ???

    You must be drinkin on the job or something. You betta stop that chit.

    I ain't eva say nuthin bout no "African" features or NUTHIN like that.

    Now, what I DO know is that Lauryn looks like a sick zombie. Maybe the "best" of the zombies, but a zombie none the less.

    I ain't EVA heard none of them (except for Eva) say they were "mixed" with anything. SMH. Must be a "self hater" and assume that everyone esle is too.

  • SoulWithSass

    "Self-hater?" You wish! You said in another post a week ago that I must be a narcissist. Please babe, you have no idea just how in love with myself I am. So no, I don't need to "self-hate." Honestly, I AM mixed so I look more like a few of them than Lauryn but I can definitely see the beauty in Lauryn, and I know all too well how many men can shy away from those "dominant" features becuase it doesn't seem to be the "in" thing right now.

    Also- I've noticed you don't like it when people debate their opinions with you or call you out on yours. You get real defensive real quick and resort to throwing in sidebar insults like you need it to distract from your argument. Startled, much?

    Find me the part where I explicitly said that YOU said you don't like chicks with African features. The operative word in that sentence was "it seems like...." Followed up quickly with an, "Am I correct?" I know I'm a quick class, but please try to stay caught up.

    Stop getting all hurt when somebody questions you like you're in an interrogation room at central booking. Geesh. Been wrongly accused much?

    Anyway, it's after 4 PM. Good day.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @SOUL WITH SASS
    "“Self-hater?” You wish! You said in another post a week ago that I must be a narcissist. Please babe, you have no idea just how in love with myself I am. So no, I don’t need to “self-hate.” Honestly, I AM mixed so I look more like a few of them than Lauryn but I can definitely see the beauty in Lauryn, and I know all too well how many men can shy away from those “dominant” features becuase it doesn’t seem to be the “in” thing right now.

    Also- I’ve noticed you don’t like it when people debate their opinions with you or call you out on yours. You get real defensive real quick and resort to throwing in sidebar insults like you need it to distract from your argument. Startled, much?

    Find me the part where I explicitly said that YOU said you don’t like chicks with African features. The operative word in that sentence was “it seems like….” Followed up quickly with an, “Am I correct?” I know I’m a quick class, but please try to stay caught up.

    Stop getting all hurt when somebody questions you like you’re in an interrogation room at central booking. Geesh. Been wrongly accused much?

    Anyway, it’s after 4 PM. Good day."
    __________________________________________________________________

    ¿¿¿¿ :blink: ????

    "You said in another post a week ago that I must be a narcissist."

    ROFLMAO. Who remembers what another blogger said a week ago? I think you takin this too serious. LOL. I can't remember what I say from post to post half the time. I could care less what anyone says/thinks about what I say.

    Anyway, Lauryn is mediocre at best. She a lil "zombie-ish" and that's it. If you feel different then good for you.

    **Talkin bout "shyin away from those features and boo hoo, cry, moan, blah blah blah." LOL. Either people find you attractive or they don't. **

  • Candi Apple

    ooohhhh

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    :popcorn: or am I too late?? hey everybody!!

  • lnp03

    I think she looks good! Those eyebrows need some help! LOL
    she needs Tameka to style her again because this outfit makes her look old.

  • KayCeiSoul

    One of the most talented sisters ever to come out right here.

    Lauryn is looking like a Groucho Marx on these pics right here.

    But I loves me some Lauryn. Dern those wretched eyebrows!!

  • Audacious2

    :blink:
    wow, it looks like a RAZOR needs to catch up to those brows. Her brows look like Mo'Niques hairy legs.

  • Krysi J

    Sandra.......SMH

    So much could be said.....but I like this spot so I'll refrain with saying Lauryn does not look like anyones grandmother.

  • sandie

    I. :heart: Lauryn

  • Musiqal1

    She doesn't look bad Sandra lol. I love how she looks. She's still beautiful. I agree with everyone else...the eyebrows gotta be fixed! COME BACK LAURYN!!!! WE NEED SOME MUSIC FROM YOU!!!!

  • Val

    Those damn eye brows.................LMAO!! she IS crazy - hahahahahaha

  • Val

    last comment- Are her eye brows sportin a jery curl?- LMAO-

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I wasn't wondering when Lauren was going to age. She's still young. She looks gorgeous here. Even with the untouched eyebrows. I've always thought she was strikingly beautiful.

  • Say It Aint So Joe

    She looks nice to me... #kanyeshrug

  • Al-Ameera

    Choco Says:

    Actually she looks very good with the exception of her nappy eyebrows….
    ************************************
    Good lord I was hoping I wasn't the first one that thought that about her eyebrows. Love L-Boogie none the less

  • RachelRachel

    Lauryn, if you happen to read these post here on SandraRose, please pay NO ATTENTION to what these "miseducated negroes" are saying about however You look. You are Beautiful from the inside all the way out and don't let anyone cause You to feel that you are not! Till this day, no one in the entertainment business has outshined Your inner beauty and talents. Stay strong and ignore ALL THE MISEDUCATED ONES, for truly they are. (wanna-be-europeans-from-birth-negroes)...!blackcrackers...

  • ohpretty1

    She looks fine, but Drake's eyebrows MUST be returned immedjutlee!

  • gagirl08

    I really wish Sandra's hating ass would stop! The only thing old about Lauryn is that damn outfit. She hasn't aged one bit and looks great. And for those of you saying she's on drugs, you don't know that. Word on the street is that she has a mental illness. Either way, is that funny if she has a problem? She's one of the greatest artists of our time. If ANYONE needs to drop an album it's her. The Miseducation is just as relevant today as it was 11 years ago. Her lyrics are what this generation needs to hear. And as black folks we need to stop tearing each other down. Here we have a beautiful, intelligent black woman who has actually contributed to society. I'd much rather hear from her than Tiny & Toya.

  • greykidd

    Besides the wild eyebrows she looks good. I think the years have been well to her. She looks almost the same as she did 10 years ago.