Wyclef Jean OPENS UP About His AFFAIR With Lauryn Hill On "The Wendy Williams Show"
Hip Hop legend Wyclef Jean chatted with Wendy Williams today about his new autobiography Purpose, his love affair with Lauryn Hill and the breakup of The Fugees. Get the deets inside....
Producer Wyclef Jean stopped by the "WENDY" show today where he dished on a variety of topics that come up in his new autobiography Purpose. When asked what happened when he ran for leader of Haiti, he said, "They took me out of the race." He said officials in Haiti actually created a law that made him ineligible to run for office because of residency. Mind you, Wyclef had already been a diplomat and an Ambassador-at-Large for the country. He says folks were afraid he would win. He says he got "bamboozled."
Though the Fugees have sold over 17 million albums, Wyclef pretty much summed it up saying that a reunion is not in the cards. While making jokes about antics of the group (like bringing a goat on stage) he reveal he doesn't speak to Lauryn but keeps in touch with Pras.
When it came to Lauryn Hill, Wyclef said he can talk about the fling now because he is past 40 (he's 43) and he wants everyone to know the truth....on record. He revealed that Lauryn led him to believe that her firstborn was his child; but, he says when he got to the hospital he saw a "yellow baby." He knew then that he wasn't the father.
Another reason for talking about this was that he thinks his story can help other men overcome the "Caesar Complex" (e.g. this speaks to Wendy's point about him being "mad" at Lauryn for cheating while he was doing the same thing to his longtime girlfriend (now wife) at the time).
He says he didn't tell Lauryn about the book because she already knows the story and so do at least a 1,000 other people.
When asked if his wife Claudinette Jean was angry at Lauryn he said that his wife is a "lady" meaning she keeps it classy. He also talked about his adorable adopted daughter who is seven and mixed with Haitian and Guyanese.
Watch Wyclef talk about the affair here:
Watch Wyclef Jean say he's not angry with Lauryn Hill above