Earlier in the week, Wyclef Jean, had the rumor mill buzzing when he talked about his love affair with former band mate Lauryn Hill in a recent interview. Although the story isn’t new , (it was confirmed by Lauryn during her ‘Miseducation…’era) what rocked the media was his accusation that Lauryn lied to him about the paternity of her eldest son when she became pregnant.
For a recap here’s a bit of what Wyclef had to say,
On Their Relationship
For the next nine months, I assumed her child was mine. It was easy to do as we rode the wave of success. In my mind, it was complicated and dangerous, but it was beautiful, too: If Lauryn and I had a child together, it was, to me, a product of our music and everything we’d worked to achieve. It made sense to my heart, as much as I knew it was wrong in my mind. If that’s what it came down to, I knew I would be honest with Claudinette and hope I didn’t lose her, just the way I knew I would do right by our child and so would Lauryn……”
On learning the truth
When Lauryn gave birth, I learned the truth: the child wasn’t mine. It was Rohan Marley’s. And in that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she had 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 through her creation.
But why now, right? I immediately assumed Wyclef was perhaps promoting a new project her album when I heard the news and I was right! He has a new book coming out. In the past week he has been promoting his book and talking about his affair with Lauryn during the early stages of his marriage. He’s now defending his decision to talk about the affair and accusations made about Lauryn.
Continue reading over at Hip Hop Gossip Site for more on what Wyclef had to say.
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