Given the immense success of Lauryn Hill’s debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, many were left wondering why a followup to the powerhouse debut was never released.

During an interview with Vlad TV, Fugees member Pras offered a simple explanation to the followup conundrum: “She just felt uninspired.”

The Grammy Award-winning rhymer went on to explain that while others, himself included, are “about money,” Lauryn “has to feel inspired to create.”

“She just felt uninspired,” Pras said. “That’s it…Some people, money is a driving force for them, right? For her, money isn’t a driving force. If she had a billion dollars. If she had one dollar. She would have done it the exact same way. Everyone is different. For me, I’m about money. Everyone is different. When she said she’s been uninspired, she means that.

“This is a woman who she has to feel inspired to create,” he added. “And if she doesn’t feel inspired, she’s not going to create. Cause that’s where she gets her source of energy from.”


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Released in 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill took home Grammys for Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Album Of The Year. It also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, moving well over 400,000 copies in its first week.

The album was followed by MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a live album released in 2002.

Pras also touched briefly on dissing Wyclef Jean on wax over a decade ago. He credited “immaturity” for the beef, and revealed that an apology was in fact made.

“It was stupid. But things happen, man. You do things and you learn from it. You learn from your mistakes. I apologized. It’s a wrap,” Pras said.