Lauryn Hill’s ‘lies’ caused band split – Wyclef Jean

2012-09-19 11:12

Los Angeles – Wyclef Jean claims ex-lover and The Fugees bandmate Lauryn Hill lied to him about the paternity of her son.

The hip-hop star had an affair with the singer during the group’s 90s heyday and he says one of the reasons the band split was because Lauryn tricked him into believing her first-born son was his, when, in fact, the father was Bob Marley’s son Rohan.

In an extract from his new book, Purpose, which was published in the New York Post newspaper he 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.”

Tax evasion
Wyclef has previously hinted the romance was the catalyst for the group’s split in 1997.

This is not the first scandal Lauryn – who has five other children– has faced in recent months.

In June, she pleaded guilty to tax evasion.

The 37-year-old singer appeared in federal court in Newark, New Jersey to admit she failed to file returns between 2005 and 2007, despite an income of more than $1.8m from recording royalties.

She could face up to three years in jail – one for each count of evasion.

She will face sentencing in November.

– BangShowBiz

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.