Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean Reunite at Essence Pageant

Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean staged a Fugees reunion on the Essence Pageant of Tradition in New Orleans on Friday, July 1. Jean stunned followers when he introduced out Hill throughout a piano efficiency of “Killing Me Softly” to carry out 4 of the Fugees basic songs, as reported by Essence. The gang went wild as the previous bandmates went on to sing “How Many Mics,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Prepared or Not.”

Hill and Jean’s reunion comes after the band, which additionally consists of Pras Michel, canceled their deliberate 2021 reunion tour because of the pandemic. Finally, they performed one present in New York Metropolis in September 2021 earlier than canceling the remainder of the tour. The historic present marked the primary time the trio had carried out collectively in 15 years. Whereas they initially hoped to reschedule for 2022, they launched an announcement in January confirming the reunion tour was formally off.

“We anticipate and perceive disappointment however our anniversary tour won’t be able to occur,” the trio’s assertion learn. “The continued Covid pandemic has made touring circumstances tough, and we wish to be sure we hold our followers and ourselves wholesome and protected. An concept sparked to honor and have fun this twenty fifth anniversary of ‘The Rating’ however we see now it could not presently be our time for revisiting this previous work. We’re grateful for the particular evening we did get to share with a few of you in New York, with that uncommon reside second. If alternative, public security, and scheduling permit, we hope to have the ability to revisit this once more someday quickly.”

The canceled tour solely made the second when Jean and Hill reunited at Essence Fest all of the extra particular. Take a look at the gallery to see pictures from the unforgettable mini Fugees reunion beneath.

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