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Wyclef Supports Lauryn Hill In Tax Woes, Announces New “Purpose”

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Wyclef Jean has added his support to fellow ex-Fugees member Lauryn Hill, who is presently awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of tax-dodging charges.

Jean, who was once embroiled in a tumultuous relationship with the Grammy-winning Hill, said he remains in her corner.

“Actually, you know, I ain’t speak to Lauryn. It’s been a minute,” Jean admitted to Montreality. “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.”

Weeks ago, former Fugees MC Pras weighed in on Hill’s legal issues. “I’m bugging! I can’t believe it!,” he told Global Grind. “But I don’t believe she’ll go to jail, but d*mn bail is 150K?! Zimmerman was about the same. Go figure!”

Hill pleaded guilty in June for failing to file income tax returns between 2005 and 2007. She is awaiting a sentencing date this coming November and faces a year in prison on each 3 counts if found guilty.

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Wyclef also revealed that he is working on a book on his life and career.

“First book’s coming out in September. My first book is called Purpose,” he said. “Because that’s the first thing I did, right? I had to find my purpose. That’s what a lot of us go through. …It’s like a biography of Wyclef.”—Keith Murphy, CBS Local

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