Former Fugees Members Said Lauryn Hill Cried While Recording ‘Ready Or Not’
She wasn’t ready for what came.
Former Fugees member Pras revealed that Lauryn Hill broke down while she was in the studio recording "Ready or Not," reports Billboard.
Before their 1996 sophomore album, The Score, the group parted ways and Hill had planned on "Ready or Not" being her last song as a member. But, Pras admitted that when Hill began singing the hook, she just lost it:
“She calls me and says, ‘Listen, I’m going to come down to the studio and I’m going to lay down a reference for you guys, a hook. I give you permission to use my hook, my voice, but I don’t want to be a part of this group anymore.’ I said, ‘Fair enough. No problem.’ She said, ‘Make sure certain people are not around when I’m there.’ I said, ‘No problem.’ She’s laying the reference for ‘Ready Or Not’ and then she goes into the bridge and she’s crying. I see her crying. She stops and says, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’ and leaves. A couple months later she re-joins the group.”
The Score later won The Fugees a Grammy for best rap album in 1997 and sold over 17 million copies around the world. In 1997, the group broke up for good.
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