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Wyclef Jean: 'I believed Lauryn Hill's child was mine'

HAPPIER TIMES: Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill

WYCLEF JEAN has reportedly claimed that singer Lauryn Hill lied about him being the father of her first child.

In an extract taken from Wyclef's memoir, Purpose, who was once a member of band The Fugees with Lauryn, admitted to cheating on his wife and carrying on an affair with the star when she fell pregnant with eldest son Zion in 1997.

Wyclef writes, as excerpted by website Necole Bitchie:"Anyone who has seen the footage [of The 1997 Fugees concert in Haiti] might notice that Lauryn Hill was pregnant at that time. While we played those songs I believed that her child was mine."

"For the next nine months, I assumed her child was mine. It was easy to do as we rode the wave of success. In my mind, it was complicated and dangerous, but it was beautiful, too: If Lauryn and I had a child together, it was, to me, a product of our music and everything we’d worked to achieve. It made sense to my heart, as much as I knew it was wrong in my mind."

The 42-year-old, who remains married to wife Marie Claudette, then went on to explain that he only found out 'the truth' that reggae legend, Bob Marley's son, Rohan, was in fact the father.

"When Lauryn gave birth, I learned the truth: the child wasn’t mine. It was Rohan Marley’s. And in that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she had led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that. She could no longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken through her creation."

Lauryn has yet to comment on the accusations.

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