Wyclef Jean blames Hill for lack of Fugees reunion

Wyclef Jean has blasted former bandmate Lauryn Hill for ruining any chance of a Fugees reunion by demanding too much.

Wyclef Jean has blasted former bandmate Lauryn Hill for ruining any chance of a Fugees reunion by demanding too much.

The three-piece - comprising Jean, Hill and Pras Michel - reunited briefly in 2004 and 2005 with a European tour and rumours of a new album in the works.

However, Jean insists a future collaboration is out of the question unless Hill changes her attitude and accepts her original role in the hip-hop group.

"Lauryn is straight up the problem, bro," he said. "She wants to be a producer. Don't come telling us how to chop up beats so you can get credit for it.

"If the Fugees wanna come back, and Lauryn wanna come back … you can't break the format. Don't come back and be like: 'I wanna produce a beat.' That's like me saying I wanna sing an R&B vocal.

"When we was working on the album, I was like, (to Lauryn): 'You need to do this like this.' (And) she says: 'How do you know what's relevant? I haven't heard anything from you in the past like three, four years?' The minute she said that I was like: 'I gotta go back to working'."

Michel has voiced the same concerns in the past, telling SOHH.com a Fugees reunion is "straight dead".

He too blamed Hill and "some issues she needs to deal with".

The Fugees unofficially split in 1997 to pursue solo careers.

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