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Wyclef Rival - Haiti Presidential Run 'Not a Good Thing'

8/6/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wyclef Jean has at least one critic who thinks his pursuit of the Haitian presidency is "not a good thing" -- and it happens to be a musical rival who sued the former Fugee just last year.

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TMZ spoke to rapper MC Out Loud of the group Blahzay Blahzay -- who is currently locked in a legal war with Wyclef, claiming Jean illegally sampled part of Blahzay's 1995 hit "Danger" on the 2007 song "Welcome to the East."

Out Loud tells us he's concerned about Wyclef's jaunt into politics due to several allegedly shady dealings ... saying, "We call him Wy-theft ... so many foul business moves."

Out Loud also says of Wyclef's presidential hopes, "There's nothing wrong with the move if he can help  ... but when artists enter the political arena, it's not a good thing."

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jolene    

Clint Eastwood did a pretty good job in Carmel: Ronald Reagan wasn't too bad in Cali, and didn't Gopher do an ok job in Congress? It's not the former occupation that matters, it's the intent to do something progressive and healing where no one else seems to be able or trustworthy to do so.

1449 days ago
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Janet    

Haiti would be extremely fortunate to have Wyclef Jean as their President!

1449 days ago
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hahayaright    

I think they have been through enough. If he becomes president I'll know its a complete sham. Hell Arnold is gov of california so with politics if the ppl on inside want u in, ur in, ppl have no say so.

1449 days ago
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Barbie    

One does have to wonder if he will be using the money he collected for Haitian relief as his campaign funds ! I wouldn't trust this guy with holding a ice cream cone, never mind running an entire country !

Has anyone inquired about his "charity" and the money is collected for it ???? I'd like to know.....

1449 days ago
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shakal    

HAITI HAS TWO OFFICIAL LANGUAGES AND WYCLEF JEAN CAN'T SPEAK NEITHER ONE. I WAS BORN AND RAISED THERE AND MY FELLOW BROTHERS AREN'T TO BRIGHT WHEN IT COME TO VOTING. THEY WILL UNFORTUNATELY VOTE FOR HIM AND HE WILL WIN. GOD HELP US!

1449 days ago
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Ehécatl    

1. Clint Eastwood did a pretty good job in Carmel: Ronald Reagan wasn't too bad in Cali, and didn't Gopher do an ok job in Congress? It's not the former occupation that matters, it's the intent to do something progressive and healing where no one else seems to be able or trustworthy to do so.

Posted at 12:54 AM on Aug 6, 2010 by jolene
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I won´t comment on the actors-turned-politicians that Jolene mentions other than to remind bloggers that not everybody in the U.S. or in the world thought they weren´t "too bad".

Good intentions are not enough. In order to make a difference in politics, a person needs ability, knowledge, skills, and connections. Wyclif Jean seems to have none of these. He just has a name that some people recognize. He should use that name to help Haiti in ways other than grabbing power.

1449 days ago
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BallaBlocka    

Haiti neesd a lot more than just a celebrity president, right now. Even before the earthquake, it was, by far, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere....Is he so naive and idealistic to think he can just step in and erase decades of mismanagement and corruption by the Creole ruling class??

1449 days ago
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Atillathegun    

He can't do any worst than ANY of his predecessors. The Haitians unfortunately would prefer that white people like themselves save them even though by now you would think that they would have gotten the message that white people could care less about them.
Clinton ,when he was president did everything possible to harm their economy and yet now, when he is unable to do anything, goes and says that he's sorry and is welcomed with open arms.
Mercenaries are vying for the money that will be going to security,foreigners are all over the place,the Brazilians and foreign troops are molesting the women and the Haitians are sitting there with their hands out crying that people don't give a damn about them. What's wrong with this picture?
He's right! Why should foreigners only get the money that was earmarked for Haiti?

1449 days ago
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Truth    

HAITI IS A CORRUPT NATION WITH DECADES OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE, HATRED, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, AND THE POOREST NATION IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. THERE IS NO WAY WYCLEF IS QUALIFIED TO REBUILD A DEVASTATED NATION FROM DECADES OF TURMOIL. ANYONE WHO THINKS SO IS JUST THE KIDS WHO HEAR HIS MUSIC AND KNOW AS AN ARTIST. HE HAS ZERO EXPERIENCE DEALING IN 3RD WORLD POLITICS, WHAT A SHAM!! THIS JUST DIDNT START FROM THE EARTHQUAKE. THIS STRUCTURAL MALFUNCTION STARTED YEARS AND YEARS AGO. I WOULDNT BE SURPRISED IF HE'S VOTED IN HE WILL BE OUSTED IN A MILITARY OR POLITICAL COUP D'ETAT. DUDE MIGHT FIND HIMSELF 6 FT UNDER. JUST SAYIN.

1449 days ago
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sharon    

4.
One does have to wonder if he will be using the money he collected for Haitian relief as his campaign funds ! I wouldn't trust this guy with holding a ice cream cone, never mind running an entire country !

Has anyone inquired about his "charity" and the money is collected for it ???? I'd like to know.....

Posted at 1:54 AM on Aug 6, 2010 by Barbie

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We are all still waiting on that inquiry, because when the earthquake devastated the country, he advertised " his charity ", which they put a stop to because of the controversy/scams that was connected to it. I did not donate to his charity nor will i donate to anything with his name on it.

1449 days ago
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sarah    

WJ flies down with his entourage, (groupies and flunkies), drives around the county in his caravan of Escalades, paid for by the missing $400,000 from his "charity".
Sure, those poor people will elect him president. What choice do they have?
Now just how does he propose to change a country that has known nothing of honesty and welfare for the population of it's "leaders" for certuries? He'll make more jack than he ever did as a half-assed hip hop "artist".

1449 days ago
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Sin D    

Always found something shady about this guy...lots of allegations against him also. Is he honest or just a good con man?

1449 days ago
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Suzi     

Jolene #1 said and I am quoting

"Clint Eastwood did a pretty good job in Carmel: Ronald Reagan wasn't too bad in Cali, and didn't Gopher do an ok job in Congress? It's not the former occupation that matters, it's the intent to do something progressive and healing where no one else seems to be able or trustworthy to do so"

Jolene, you were talking about Americans serving in an American government office. This is Haiti (a third world country-- all you PC people get over yourselves). There are things that go on in third world countries, who could not begin to understand. It is nothing like America.

Wyclef is clueless and will make things worse. Can I remind everyone about Wyclef using some charity money for personal use.
Jolene just because Wyclef is famous does not mean he is trustworthy. Jolene also said something about someone being progressive and healing (those are PC words that in the end mean nothing) The people in Haiti barely have food and shelter.

Just because someone has good intensions does not mean they know what they are doing or talking about. Intensions are great, and we all have them, but the hardest part is making the intensions into results.

By the way, I am a third world baby...I am from Uganda.

1449 days ago
14.

wil    

He cant even steal GOOD music! Go away wyclef!

1449 days ago
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Marie    

Wyclef Jean owes $2.1 million tax lien to the IRS right now.I am not convinced Wyclef Jean if he is elected president will be able to manage the budget of Haiti.

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