The Fugees reunion may happen! Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, a hit producer who worked with the band on their 1996 Grammy-winning album The Score, claims that it’s only a matter of time before Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel reignite the Fugees flame, according to Rap-Up.com.
He told the, “I believe there will be a day when the Fugees get together, but everyone in the group’s gotta be ready … The Fugees are definitely going to get back together. The time will come. You’ve gotta wait, man.”
Just last week he set the Twitter-verse alight with an April Fools Day prank claiming that a Fugees tour was imminent, tweeting, “BIG NEWS!!! What we’ve been waitin for!!!! @MsHillMvngTrgt @wyclef @prasmichel got offered $50 mill with @LiveNation!!”
While sadly, he was just messing around, the reaction to the prank shows just how much people want the Fugees to get back together. “People all over the globe were saying, ‘Is it true? We really want the Fugees!’ …. Lauryn was getting phone calls. Wyclef was getting phone calls. Pras was getting phone calls. I felt that if tickets had gone on sale, it would have been sold out in two hours—globally.”
Although there was talk of a reunion a while back, the plans were stalled, with Wyclef publicly criticizing Lauryn for holding up the process and calling her “mentally ill.” Ouch! Hopefully though, now that the band know just how many fans they still have, (even after Lauryn’s erratic attitude and turning up hours late for solo appearances recently) it will put a jump-start on their plans to regroup!
Oh, I hope this one turns out to be true, and sooner rather than later!