Wyclef Jean would love to get the Fugees back together again — the problem is persuading fellow singer Lauryn Hill. Both have gone their separate ways with highly successful solo careers, but Jean says he still dreams of a reunion for the group whose 1996 album “The Score” sold millions of copies worldwide and became one of the most popular hip-hop albums of all time.
“The Fugees still didn’t break up. We are still trying to make stuff and work stuff out,” Jean said in Barcelona while rehearsing for his performance as part of tomorrow’s (Nov. 14) MTV Europe Awards. “But an album is very important. You can’t just throw a garbage album out there. That is not good for the Fugees.”
“If the Fugees are going to do an album, it has to be excellent like the last one or they had better not do an album, you understand,” he added. “I want to do a Fugees record. You have to talk to Lauryn Hill. You have to talk to the girl. The girl is the problem — not me.”
Jean hosted the MTV Europe Awards two years ago in Stockholm. “Performing is my tool,” he said. “I love to perform — I am a musician. I like to make people laugh too, especially women.”
The artist’s latest Columbia album, “Masquerade,” debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 in July and has sold 338,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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