Pras Michel blamed the disbanding of Fugees on Lauryn Hill's self-imposed exile and inability to cope with publicity. He told allhiphop.com
, "Before I work with Lauryn Hill again, you will have a better chance of seeing Osama Bin Laden and Bush in Starbucks having a latte, discussing foreign policies, before there will be a Fugees reunion. At this point I really think it will take an act of God to change her, because she is that far out there."
Lauryn Hill gave a sort of explanation in an interview with USA Today, when she said: "The Fugees was a conspiracy to control, to manipulate and to encourage dependence. I took a lot of abuse that many people would not have taken in these circumstances."