Wyclef Weighs In On Lauryn Hill Tax Issues

The Fugees star wishes his former bandmate the best through her legal woes. 

Posted: 07/18/2012 04:06 PM EDT

In an interview with Montreality, Wyclef Jean discussed his current relationship with his former bandmate Lauryn Hill as she battles legal issues. The two Fugees stars reportedly haven’t spoken in some time, but Clef had a few words of encouragement for the star facing three years in prison for failing to file taxes.

 

“I heard about the little drama she got in the news, wishing her better on that. You know? Actually, I was on the phone with Pras earlier. It’s all good. Nothing but love for the Fugees,” said the Haitian American rapper-producer. 

 

Between 2005 and 2007, Hill earned $1.8 million, but intentionally chose not to pay Uncle Sam. She explained her actions, saying it was “necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.”

 

Ms. Hill's future may be a bit cloudy, but Jean, however, is working on a book called Purpose, which will be released in September. He revealed, “My first book is called Purpose. Because that’s the first thing I did, right? I had to find my purpose. That’s what a lot of us go through.”

 

The book will add the "author" to the  many hats the renowned rapper, producer, philanthropist and one-time Haiti presidential candidate has worn throughout his career.

 

 

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