In today’s episode of As the Music World Turns, we learn via EURweb.com the real reason behind The Fugees’ long-disputed, much-bemoaned decision to call it quits, at least according to Wyclef Jean. In his new autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, he mentions having an affair with Lauryn Hill while married to his current wife, fashion designer Marie Claudinette. That was the first snag. Then Hill allegedly “tricked him” into believing he was the father of her firstborn son Zion—the oldest trick in the book. That was the second snag.
“She could no longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken,” Jean writes in his book with supreme dramatic flair. “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.” The third snag (perhaps!) was that Hill knew Jean had that awful version of “Staying Alive” somewhere inside him bursting to come out, though that seems to be largely ignored as an actual cause. This is reality TV-style drama, 90s style.