Earlier this year, Wyclef Jean released an autobiography called Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story. In his memoir, Wyclef made headlines for his claim that Lauryn Hill made him believe her first child was his baby. He also spoke about Hill’s relationship with Rohan Marley, blaming her for the break-up of The Fugees.
During the Dallas, Texas stop on her Life Is Good/Black Rage tour with Nas, Hill stopped her set to address the recent rumors going around. In the video above, she didn’t specifically address Wyclef, but she did explain why she has taken the high road. Check it out below.
"When you are on the other side of liberation, just make sure you are not late. Be careful how you judge, there is a lot of deception out there. A lot of misunderstanding out there. A lot of miscommunication out there. A lot of false information out there. And notice, out of all the people who talk talk talk, who’s the silent one. There’s a lot of chat, but me….
"And you know why? Let me tell you why I don’t chat back. Because I know that my brothers and my sisters are often times pawns in a bigger scheme so when they, under pressure, attack me, I love them still. It’s called the high road. Try taking it sometimes.
"I’m not going to play my hand like the suppressive system would have me play my hand. Because I know [about] the oppression that took place in Haiti, and Jamaica, and America, and Africa and Europe. So just be patient. The truth always surfaces and especially, all you black folks out there who have had black mothers who carried you through thick and thin, when the system wanted to call them crazy, just remember that…
"You know I know I’m not crazy, that’s why I can use the word so freely. Crazy like a fox? Ahead of the curve. People don’t like people that’s ahead of the curve but unfortunately that’s not my problem."
[via Necole Bitchie]