Wyclef Jean: "Lauryn Hill Led Me to Believe the Baby Was Mine"
Wyclef Jean is baring his soul in the upcoming autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant's Story. And he's including all the dirty details.
For more than a decade, fans of epic rap group The Fugees have been fascinated with the details of the band's demise, the sexual relationship between Lauryn Hill and Jean, and the eventual downturn of Hill's illustrious career.
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Many have blamed Jean for the whole thing. But now he tells his side of the story, and it all comes down to baby-mama drama.
As the story goes, Jean and Hill were totally wrapped-up in an artistically inspiring, soul-melding mess while the Haitian musician was courting his future wife. But even after he chose the "rock" over the "feather" and married, Wyclef couldn't leave that lyrical-genius ass alone.
"It didn't feel natural to stop it. It was at the heart of our music; that love between us was the soul of what we were doing," he writes. "It didn't seem right to us to be on the road creating and living our musical life without that bond between us."
Apparently, Jean attributes the musicality and passion of "The Score" to his and Hill's insane, whirlwind romance. But as he admits, something like that can never last.
Hill had her own side-lovers, one being the father of her children, Rohan Marley. When she got knocked up, that was the beginning of the end for both the affair and the legendary trio.
"In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn't forgive that," he wrote. "She could not longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken."
Damn, son ... That's some harsh shit. That's like, some Usher-level confessions. But it makes sense, because baby drama is the worst kind. And when the kid's not yours, it's time to run away from that crazy bitch faster than you can say, "If I was President."
Wyclef Jean. Friday, September 28. Books & Books, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami Beach. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $10 via booksandbooks.com. Call 305-532-3222 or visit booksandbooks.com.
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