The fugitives reunite at the Roots picnic while Pras faces a 20-year sentence

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The Fugees reunited at the headlining Lauryn Hill set at Roots Picnic music festival for what may be the group’s final performance while Pras Michel faces a 20-year sentence.

Something special awaited the concert-goers treat during Lauryn Hill’s headlining performance at the Roots Picnic music festival. Hill’s Fugees bandmates Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel joined them on stage for a six-song set celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hill’s groundbreaking album. Lauryn Hill’s deformity.

The performance could be the last time the three are on stage, as Michel was found guilty earlier this year on federal charges including witness tampering, conspiracy and failing to register as a foreign nation’s agent. He is currently facing a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

The COVID-19 pandemic thwarted the Fugees’ plans for a reunion tour, though they played a reunion show in New York City in 2021. The group had hoped to tour again in 2022, but Pras’ legal troubles unfortunately put a damper on those plans.

Meanwhile, Wyclef Jean has been dealing with recurring medical problems for the past year. The rapper was hospitalized overnight in March 2022 after returning to Los Angeles from Miami and experiencing numbness on the right side of his face. Doctors ran tests during his stay and eventually determined that Wyclef Jean’s facial numbness was due to stress-related exhaustion.

“Sometimes we forget that our body is our temple” Wyclef wrote in an Instagram post showing himself in a wheelchair and admitting he wasn’t taking proper care of himself. “Back soon.”

On Saturday, the Fugees performed a number of their hits including “How Many Mics”, “Killing Me Softly”, “Fu-Gee-La” and “Ready Or Not”.

“@MsLaurynHill did us good by not only letting us celebrate the classic #MiseducationOfLaurynHill with her, but she also created a special moment by bringing her brothers @WyclefJean and @PrasMichel together,” Questlove continued Instagram, after he produced the show. “I am very grateful that I made this miracle of one night possible.”