Since memoirs are notorious for the bones of one’s life falling out the closet, Wyclef Jean may have a juicy page-turner on his hands. The former Fugees member (along with Lauryn Hill and rapper Pras) is set to release his memoir Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story. The book will tell revealing stories from his life and career, with one story that may surprise Fugee fans; it focuses on his affair with fellow group member Lauryn Hill.
The NY Post reports that in the book, Wyclef says Lauryn tricked him into believing he fathered her first-born son, whose actual father is Rohan Marley, son of Bob Marley. “In that moment something died between us,” Jean writes. “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 Fugees disbanded in 1997, and according to Wycelf, it was her deceit that pushed the group’s demise. “She could no longer be my muse,” he reveals. “Our love spell was broken.”
Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story is published by Harper Collins and hits bookstores on Tuesday Sept 18.