Former Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean is dropping his autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, and gives insight into what caused the tensions between him and Lauryn Hill that lead to the Fugees breaking up at the height of their career.
Wyclef claims that Lauryn led him to believe that she was pregnant with his child, which later was revealed to be Rohan Marley’s, son of Bob Marley and former football player at the University of Miami.
It’s no secret that ex-Fugees members Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill had a bad falling out, but Wyclef’s new claims may make you see the situation in a completely different light. In his new autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story–which hits stores tomorrow–Clef says the initial crack that broke up The Fugees began when Lauryn made him believe that her first born son was his, when it was actually Rohan Marley’s (son of Bob Marley). Wyclef writes, “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 continues by adding, “She could not longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken.” (VIBE)
Wyclef has had a noteworthy life and the autobiography chronicles his humble beginnings in the slums of Haiti, as the son of Pastor and grandson of a voodou priest, to moving to New York at the age of nine, to becoming an international superstar with Fugees debut album The Score.
He details for the first time in this book the inside story of the Fugees: their rise and fall, as well as his relationships with group members Pras and Lauren.
Purpose, also looks back at his efforts to help rebuild his homeland after the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, as well as his exploratory bid for President of his native island. This should be a very interesting read from one of the most colorful and celebrated fixtures in music.