Wyclef Jean takes responsibility for the demise of the Fugees, explains how affair with Lauryn Hill caused group to break up.
Although they haven’t put out music since the 90s, the Fugees are still one of the most respected hip hop groups to ever, and are considered legends by many. Comprised of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras, the trio was an unstoppable music force in their prime.
Of course the group ended up parting ways, but re-united a few times to hit the road together. Wyclef Jean recently sat down with Power 106 to explain that Pras blames him for the group’s breakup, and that he takes responsibility for it.
“I’m sure he definitely blame me. And if you go back to the old articles one time, you know where Pras was like, ”Clef is the cancer of the Fugees.’ You remember when he said that?” Wyclef Jean explained. “At the time, you’ve gotta understand his frustration though. It was more like, I really wanted this thing to work and you shouldn’t have messed with the girl. Matter of fact, didn’t I warn you about messing with the girl?’”
Wyclef Jean continues to detail the story, and does take full responsiblity for what happened to the group as a result of his affair with Lauryn Hill.
“Now, as a man and looking back, definitely take blame in the sense of having fell for Lauryn at the time. It was important that I explained it in the sense of vulnerability, meaning not as ‘feel sorry for me’ type of dude but as human beings. At times, we lust and for me, it was not even lust at that time because it was spending too much time anyway. In the book, I describe at that time, it was more of a muse type of relationship.”