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Fugees Reunion: Still "Dead"

July 18, 2007 3:51 PM ET

First Lauryn Hill let down her fans -- now she's letting down her Fugees ... again. "We went in the studio and recorded a couple records that were incredible. But, to put it nicely, it's dead," Pras says of the group's struggling reunion in a new interview. In perhaps an attempt to shame Hill into getting back into the studio, he continues, "Me and 'Clef, we on the same page, but Lauryn is in her zone, and I'm fed up with that shit. Here she is, blessed with a gift, with the opportunity to rock and give and she's running on some bullshit? I'm a fan of Lauryn's but I can't respect that." Interesting use of reverse psychology, sure. And groups that have bickered publicly sometimes do reunite.

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