*Bob Marley’s son Rohan has offered his support to ex-girlfriend Lauryn Hill as she prepares for her upcoming prison stint, reports TMZ.
Rohan says he will step up his parenting duties for their five children, ages five to 15, while Hill is serving three months in prison for tax evasion. The singer has been given until July 8 to turn herself in, and Marley has assured her he will be as involved as possible when she is behind bars.
“I will be there for my kids… I will be there even more while she is dealing with this… to make sure that everything is fine,” he said.
According to TMZ, the children will be living with extended family members during Hill’s incarceration.
Hill dated Marley for 13 years but they never married. She also has a son named Micah from another relationship.
Rapper Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion arriving on a flight at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California on January 2, 2012
*Bob Marley’s son Rohan Marley – who used to play for the Canadian Football League and has five children with Lauryn Hill – told TMZ recently that his later father would have loved Snoop Lion’s Rastafarian “reincarnation.”
The Rastafarian Millennium Council previously chastised Snoop, (previously known as Snoop Dogg), saying he’s done nothing more than jump on the Rasta bandwagon. Bunny Wailer, a former member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, is even going so far as to threaten to sue Snoop for what he says is a fraudulent claim to Rastafarianism.
But Rohan says none of this is in line with what his father would have thought.
“Our father’s name should not even be mentioned in this issue because, like a true Rasta, he would have embraced Snoop’s reincarnation and welcomed the positivity,” Rohan told TMZ. “Why condemn a man for his love of Rastafari and Bob Marley?”
Rohan said Snoop, who has stated that his new image is inspired by Bob Marley, will continue to have the family’s “blessings and support” in his reggae endeavors.
Snoop’s first reggae album, entitled “Reincarnated,” is due in spring 2013.
*Lauryn Hill got all turned up when the topic of Wyclef came up recently during a show in Dallas.
The Hip Hop queen never really addressed her former flame’s series of Lauryn banter, including the Jerry Springer-like baby-daddy confusion over her first child Zion. But she finally let loose on the washed up Haitian singer/politician (yeah I said it!).
“When you are on the other side of liberation, just make sure you are not late. Be careful how you judge, there is a lot of deception out there. A lot of misunderstanding out there. A lot of miscommunication out there. A lot of false information out there. And notice, out of all the people who talk talk talk, who’s the silent one,” she preached. “There’s a lot of chatter, but me…. And you know why? Let me tell you why I don’t chat back. Because I know that my brothers and my sisters are often times pawns in a bigger scheme so when they, under pressure, attack me, I love them still. It’s called the high road. Try taking it sometimes.”
Dang, she ain’t playin’ around.
“I’m not going to play my hand like the suppressive system would have me play my hand. Because I know [about] the oppression that took place in Haiti, and Jamaica, and America, and Africa and Europe. So just be patient. The truth always surfaces and especially, all you black folks out there who have had black mothers who carried you through thick and thin, when the system wanted to call them crazy, just remember that…You know I know I’m not crazy, that’s why I can use the word so freely. Crazy like a fox? Ahead of the curve. People don’t like people that’s ahead of the curve, but unfortunately that’s not my problem.”
*Oh now Mr. Run Off with Some Brazilian Model Chick, Rohan Marley wants to talk about Wyclef Jean being a sucka.
As we reported, Wyclef, in his new book, “Purpose,” is claiming that Lauryn Hill tricked him into thinking she was pregnant with his baby … he says the two had an affair in 1996, while he was married. He added that she made him believe her first born, Zion David, was his.
But Rohan (pictured) is saying that the Haiti native is making things up to up his publicity for the book.
That was news to Rohan, who dated (and lived with) Lauryn from ’96 to 2004, and tells TMZ … Wyclef “knew from jump that was my son from the day [Lauryn] was pregnant.”
Rohan claims the former Fugee musician was the one who actually hooked up the pair in the first place, so anything Wyclef and Lauryn had going on ended for sure.
“They were definitely not messing around, or he would never have given me the okay,” Rohan said, adding that Wyclef is in need of a few good headlines to spark a bit more interest in his career.
But the singer responded with a pretty well known turn of events.
“There is no way that I would have shown up in the hospital in that circumstance to wait for a baby to be born if it was not mine,” Wyclef told TMZ. “The idea of a memoir is to tell the truth. I know that often the truth hurts, but a lie hurts even more.”
*If Rohan Marley and Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana ever do decide to get married, the famous son of Bob Marley will bring his total number of biological and step-children to nine … at least that we know of.
As previously reported, the wedding was called off because the two don’t want to interrupt their current “intimate and romantic” phase with marriage vows, according to MSN Brazil. However, the same report also cites rumors suggesting that her two boys – Zion, 9, and Luke, 6 – don’t want contact with Marley’s seven other kids, five of whom are with Lauryn Hill.
Isabeli’s sons are too young to know or care about the legacy of their would-be late grandfather-in-law. And even though Rohan was just 9-years-old when his legendary father died, he has many fond memories of their special relationship – which he refers to as “the lion and the lamb.”
*When Rohan Marley popped the question to Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana after seven months of dating, folks, who knew, were quite surprised at the news.
The father five of Lauryn Hill’s six children, was with her for who knows how long, but never even hinted at making it a real commitment.
The couple made the announcement in May, but didn’t set the date, for good reason sources say.
According to reports, the model called off the wedding for now, claiming they are in a romantic period of their relationship and don’t want to interrupt the flow. But others suspect it’s because Rohan’s children don’t know her two boys, Zion and Luke.
Isabelil says her kids don’t really want to mingle with the others, but would rather be with friends.
At the time of their engagement, Isabeli’s mother protested things were happening too fast. Besides, her future hubby could have a few other families floating around out there in the world.