Wyclef Jean: Lauryn Hill ‘led me to believe that baby was mine’

Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel of the band the Fugees pose backstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel of the band the Fugees pose backstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Tomorrow, Fugees founder Wyclef Jean will release his highly anticipated autobiography, Purposewhere the “Gone Till November” rapper recounts his path to fame, from his impoverished childhood in Haiti and mean streets of Brooklyn and Newark, to the bright lights of the world stage.

In his book, he also reveals why the Fugees broke up in 1997.

Jean claims that Hill tricked him into believing her firstborn son, Zion, was his, when in fact the father was Bob Marley’s son, Rohan Marley.

“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,” Jean writes in Purpose. Jean when on to reveal that the betrayal he felt from Hill led to the band’s breakup.

“She could no longer be my muse,” he wrote. “Our love spell was broken.”

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