LAURYN HILL INITIATED THE FUGEES REUNION: According to Pras, Lauryn Hill is the person that initiated the Fugees reunion tour. He told Billboard,“It was kinda initiated by Ms. Hill, but the idea was floating around since last year. But you know last year with the pandemic, nobody really knew which way the world was going. It happened organically. She reached out to Wyclef and they reached out to me. I said, ‘Listen, if it feels right, let’s see what happens.’ I think the culture really needed it, wanted it, so we’re just giving them what they want.”

ASHANTI TO RE-RECORD DEBUT ALBUM: Ashanti has revealed that she is set to re-record her debut album Ashanti, which was originally released in 2002. The singer now owns the masters and will release it independently. She revealed on Tamron Hall, “It’s so surreal.  I have an amazing legal team, and I got my first record deal when I was 14 years old, so understanding and seeing how things have changed so much from then to now and conceptually understanding what you’re signing is so imperative, it’s so important nowadays. The fact that I’ll be able to re-record my first album, and put everything together.” She also spoke on seeing ex Nelly at the Fat Je and Ja Rule VERZUZ battle. She said, “I really didn’t expect it, I didn’t know he was gonna be there, honestly. So when I saw him kind of coming across the stage, I was just like, ‘Oh…’ and it was so weird because we haven’t seen or spoken to each other for over six years so that was the first time in six years, so it was a weird feeling.”