Lauryn Hill Addresses Wyclef Jean’s Book


Vibe / November 12, 2012

“Miscommunication leads to complication” is what Lauryn Hill is singing now-a-days.

This past September, Wyclef made claims against Ms. Hill’s character in his autobiography, ‘Purpose’. Appearing numerous times in his book, Wyclef claimed the ex-fugee singer lied to him about being the father of her first child, Zion; the demise of the Fugees, her relationship with Rohan Marley, and his belief of her bi-polar disorder.

However Lauryn Hill has remained quiet and continued to handle her business throughout his public allegations. In true Lauryn form, she subliminally addressed the claims and why she is remaining humbly quiet through the whole ordeal while on her current “Life is Good/Black Rage” tour with Nas.

Check out her sideways response:

When you are on the other side of liberation, just make sure you are not late. Be careful how you judge, there is a lot of deception out there. A lot of misunderstanding out there. A lot of miscommunication out there. A lot of false information out there. And notice, out of all the people who talk talk talk, who’s the silent one. There’s a lot of chat, but me….

And you know why? Let me tell you why I don’t chat back. Because I know that my brothers and my sisters are often times pawns in a bigger scheme so when they, under pressure, attack me, I love them still. It’s called the high road. Try taking it sometimes.

I’m not going to play my hand like the suppressive system would have me play my hand. Because I know [about] the oppression that took place in Haiti, and Jamaica, and America, and Africa and Europe. So just be patient. The truth always surfaces and especially, all you black folks out there who have had black mothers who carried you through thick and thin, when the system wanted to call them crazy, just remember that…

You know I know I’m not crazy, that’s why I can use the word so freely. Crazy like a fox? Ahead of the curve. People don’t like people that’s ahead of the curve but unfortunately that’s not my problem.

All we want to know is…Can She Live?