Music mogul, former member of “The Fugees” and International superstar Wyclef JeanÂ is trying his hand with the type writer and not the pen. Â He has released a new book, â€œPURPOSE:Â An Immigrantâ€™s Story,â€ about his life that lets us see a side of Wyclef and the music game and more importantly, his life that the camera’s didnt show.
In a recent interview forÂ Eurweb.comÂ Wyclef gives us a prelude to his newly released book titled â€œPURPOSE: An Immigrantâ€™s Story,â€ he lets the public know just how interesting that life has been and what/who inspired him write a book in the first place.
â€œI remember watching a Quincy Jones interview. He had done so much but felt like he didnâ€™t do anything yet, know what I mean,â€ said Jean when asked why heâ€™s releasing the book now. â€œFor me, once I (passed) 40 and hit 42 years old, I decided there were 7 books that I wanted to drop to basically start breaking down these things that are like mysteries to the general public because everybody has their own opinion on the story. I wanted to make sure that the autobiography was very pure. A lot of the stuff that was said about me on social media â€¦? I didnâ€™t address it because i knew I had a book coming out. I knew the book would explain certain things, like Fugees and running for president and certain other things. This gives you an idea of where I come from and how I got to where I am.â€
He also talked about the his relationship with Lauryn Hill. Â Explaining that it was a young love and was upset that Lauryn had gotten a chance to express herself via her songs in albums like “The Miscommunication Of Lauryn Hill” but he hasn’t gotten a chance to tell his side of the story till now:
â€œIn that time period? Itâ€™s exactly as it says. I felt at that point the trust was broken. We just didnâ€™t feel as inspired by one another as we did before,â€ he explained. â€œAt the time, the age period of what weâ€™re talking about, it was almost like adolescent love. It was something that she wished actually was, and I wished that it was. Then clearly looking me in my eyes and saying â€˜Yes, itâ€™s yours. Donâ€™t worry about it. Itâ€™s all going to be okayâ€™ then it took me actually seeing that it wasnâ€™t.â€
He went on about the relationship by saying:
â€œWhen I hear â€˜Zionâ€™ or â€˜The Miseducationâ€™ yâ€™all are still like â€˜Yo, half of that album is about Wyclefâ€™. Like I was such a bad guy. â€˜Why would he do that to her?â€™ Then Wyclef comes in and says â€˜Hold on, two wrongs donâ€™t make it right.â€™ This is my side of what happened when I was younger. Then, you turn around and say â€˜No, why wouldnâ€™t she tell him?â€™ Iâ€™m just telling you, at that age period, thatâ€™s how we felt at the time, you know.â€
The book was recently released across North America and is already catching a lot of attention from Wendy Williams and other industry socialites.