Rapper Wyclef Jean has admitted to cheating on his wife with his former manager in 2010.

The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker initially denied infidelity allegations, claiming saucy snaps of his then-manager Lisa Ellis, which were intercepted by his wife Claudinette, were intended for a photo book by Marc Baptiste, but now the 42 year old has come clean about their affair in his new memoir Purpose.

He writes, "In those years after my father died... I made many mistakes. The worst of them was to get into a relationship with the woman who was my manager at the time... My former manager claimed that the picture was a nude shot taken by a photographer for a book of artistic portraits.

"I'm pretty sure that book never came out, but I wasn't going to throw her under the bus publicly, so I didn't say anything more about it."

And the former Fugees star confesses he let Ellis go immediately after the scandal: "I did so because of a few bad business decisions on her part, and I also didn't agree with her management style.

"Even if those two issues hadn't been there, my mixing business with pleasure was miserable. Firing her as my manager was the only thing I could do after crossing those lines, because business could not go on as usual between us any longer."