Mother of five and Grammy award winner, Lauryn Hill, 35, who faces up to three years in Jail for tax evasion charges in New Jersey, has been fingered as the major reason behind the Fugees break-up. Before now, band mate, Wyclef Jean, had previously hinted the romance between him and Lauryn was the catalyst for the group’s split in 1997.
But in a recent revelation from his new book which appears to give further insight into what actually caused the demise of the group, the Haitian singer claims ex-lover and bandmate Lauryn Hill lied to him about the paternity of her son. The hip-hop star had an affair with the singer during The Fugees’ heyday in the Nineties – and says one of the reasons they split was because Lauryn tricked him into believing her firstborn son was his.
In fact, the father was Bob Marley’s son Rohan.
In an extract from his new book ‘Purpose’, published in the New York Post,it says: ‘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. She could no longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken.’
Married and cheating would have been a very good title had it been a Nollywood flick. Celebrities, especially the foreign ones just find it very convenient to be unfaithful and when it goes south, there’s always a ‘dog’ to give a bad name for hanging.