After forming in 1992, the Fugees -- made up of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel -- were one of the most celebrated hip-hop groups of the decade thanks to their socially conscious songs. In 1997, however, The Fugees broke up. Now, Jean has revealed the real reason behind the Fugees breakup: his troublesome relationship with Hill and the fact that she lied about the paternity of her child.

In his autobiography Purpose, on sale Tuesday, Jean wrote that his tumultuous affair with Hill led to the Fugees' ruin.

Jean and Hill began dating in the early days of The Fugees, and continued their dalliance after Jean married designer Marie Claudinette. The relationship was rocky, even after the great success of their 1996 album, The Score.

When Hill got pregnant with her first son, Zion, she tried to convince Jean that the boy was his, even though the real father was Bob Marley's son, Rohan. When Jean found out Hill had lied to him about paternity of her child, things hit a breaking point.

“In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that,” the Haitian-born artist writes in Purpose, according to an excerpt from the New York Post. He said that the betrayal led to The Fugees' breakup. “She could no longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken.”

Not that Jean and Hill had the best relationship before the paternity lie.

“It was like we were two outlaws in love," Jean writes in an excerpt obtained by the New York Daily News. “We had fights on planes. ... We had huge fights, and a few times when it went down, she started swinging at me right there in the seats. People would scatter. We never got arrested, but we came close a few times in Europe.”

Jean admits that this relationship tore The Fugees apart, but he does not feel he damaged Hill, who became reclusive after the split. “If a man is in a relationship with a female and the man leaves the female, and she goes in a relationship with another man and has five children with that guy ... and things start going crazy, can you say, ‘Ah, if that first guy never messed up, then everything would have been, you know’ ...”

Back in 2003, Michel also pointed to Hill's first-born son as a point of contention for The Fugees.

"When she got pregnant, definitely things started goin' on," he told Rolling Stone almost 10 years ago. "Things got crazy." The paternity was not revealed, but Hill had reportedly allowed Jean to think it was his son until the delivery.

"People don't know how calculating she can be," an anonymous friend added to Rolling Stone. "Lauryn used Ro' to pull herself out of the relationship with 'Clef, and she happened to get pregnant. She hoped that baby was Wyclef's, because it would've forced his hand. But it wasn't."

When the Fugees broke up, Hill went on to record the 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which is still considered one of the best in hip-hop history. Afterwards, she removed herself from the public eye. She briefly reunited with The Fugees in 2004 but continued to harbor anger.

"The Fugees was a conspiracy to control, to manipulate and to encourage dependence," she told Trace magazine at the time. "I took a lot of abuse that many people would not have taken in these circumstances." She also mentioned Jean. "As a young woman, I saw the best in everyone, but I did not see the lust and insecurities of men. I discovered what a lie was, and how lies manifested themselves."

Since then, Hill has remained elusive, exhibiting bizarre behavior when in public and failing to pay $1.8 million in taxes.

Jean explained that he is finally discussing the Fugees' breakup to find closure.

"Two wrongs don't make a right, so I accepted my wrong for that period and being an adolescent, being kind of cocky," he told MTV News, continuing, "This is a period of my life, and that's how I felt. If anything, I just brought closure to a chapter — because at the end of the day, I didn't do Miseducation, so there was no closure in my chapter, but I kept writing and writing. It was important just to be honest. I'm not known to sugarcoat, so it's either yes or no. And for [someone] picking up something and reading it, I don't think that I should've left it as a myth. Because even if I said it or she said, history is gonna say what it is."

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  • Ms. Lauryn Hill

    COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph provided by The Canadian Press Images/Ottawa Bluefest via AP Images, Ms. Lauryn Hill is seen here performing at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The Ottawa Bluesfest is ranked as one of the most successful music events in North America. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press Images PHOTO/Ottawa Bluesfest via AP Images).

  • Lauryn Hill

    FILE - In this May 7, 2011 file photo, Lauryn Hill performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors have charged five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill with willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS. Authorities say Hill earned more than $1.6 million during the three years that she failed to file returns. Prosecutors say her primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries. The 37-year-old South Orange, N.J., resident is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on June 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

  • Lauryn Hill

    Singer Lauryn Hill performs during her set at the "L.A. Rising" concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Verizon Wireless Presents The Fugees On Hollywood Blvd.

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Ms. Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean perform during the Verizon Wireless Outdoor Concert on February 6, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty)

  • Verizon Wireless Presents The Fugees On Hollywood Blvd.

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Ms. Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean reunite with Pras Michel (The Fugees) at the Verizon Wireless Outdoor Concert on February 6, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards 05 - Show

    HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 28: The Fugees perform onstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards 05 - Backstage

    HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 28: (L-R) Musicians Pras Michel, Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean of the Fugees pose backstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards 05 - Backstage

    HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 28: Musicians Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel of the band the Fugees pose backstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards 05 - Show

    HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 28: Singers Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean perform onstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. The Fugees reunited for the suprise opening and are currently recording a new album. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards 05 - Show

    HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 28: Singers Pras Michel, Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill perform onstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. The Fugees reunited for the suprise opening and are currently recording a new album. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • HILL

    FILE - In this Feb. 24, 1999 file photo, Lauryn Hill holds her five Grammy Awards during the 41st Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Hill's solo debut,

  • American singers Lauren Hill (L) and Wyc

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: American singers Lauren Hill (L) and Wyclef Jean perform at the 'Force of Nature' concert in Kuala Lumpur 18 March 2005. The concert comprising mostly popular artists from the US was held to raise funds for the victims of the recent tsunami and aims to send a reminder to the world that relief efforts are far from over and long-term support is crucial to help rebuild lives. AFP PHOTO / Jimin LAI (Photo credit should read JIMIN LAI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Lauryn Hill (L) and Wyclef Jean of the Haitian-Ame

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI: Lauryn Hill (L) and Wyclef Jean of the Haitian-American music group 'Fugees' perform for Haitian orphans 10 April in the La Saline area of Port-au-Prince. The 'Fugees' are in Haiti to perform in two concerts to benefit Haitians refugees. AFP PHOTO/THONY BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

CORRECTION: Several Getty captions for photos in the slideshow above erroneously stated that the [Such-and-Such] concert in 2006 was the Fugees first together in 10 years. This is not the case. They also performed together in 2004.