FUGEES star Pras Michel has declared the trio initially split up because their new found riches made them highly intolerant of each other.

The READY OR NOT group has recently reunited and the three leading members, Pras, Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill, are working on a new album.

And rapper Pras is explaining why they split in the first place.

He says, "For about eight years we all were together basically every day, so whatever got on my nerves of his (Jean's) nerves of her (Hill's) nerves, we dealt with it.

"But when you're financially independent, you have less tolerance, and every little thing becomes a nuisance to you."

And Pras is keen to answer critics who claim the trio has reformed to boost their fortunes.

He adds, "If it was about the money, we would have done this s**t years ago... There's a lot of music that we have left in us, that we need to put down. It's about creating something incredible."