Wyclef Jean is the latest celebrity penning his life or a book of some sort… And with the forthcoming release of his autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, Wyclef goes on to talk about his romantic relationship with Lauryn Hill, and how he thought he was the ‘baby daddy’ of her first child, Zion. He also goes on to reveal that The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, my favorite album of all time, was about him and their relationship.
Meanwhile, Lauryn was writing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which she recorded for the most part in Jamaica. She was there with Rohan, with whom she went on to have four more kids, even though he was still married to someone else. I can’t speak for her, but I don’t think Lauryn knew about this until she was already pregnant. Rohan had gotten married years before, had two children with that girl and when things didn’t work out, never divorced. He and Lauryn kept having children and just continued on unmarried because legally he couldn’t marry her…
She might have been with him in Jamaica at the time, but musically and lyrically she was still with me. Her whole album was about her trying to make sense of our relationship, and when I listen to Miseducation, it’s like reading a diary of our personal history.