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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean, born Jeannel Wyclef Jean on October 17, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, is a founding member of the musical group The Fugees. Along with neighbors and bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, The Fugees reached #1 on the Billboard chart with their 1996 album “The Score,” which included the remake of the song “Killing Me Softly.” Jean also had success as a solo artist. His debut solo album, “Carnival,” spawned the track “Gone Till November.” Jean is the mastermind behind popular songs including former bandmate Pras’ “Ghetto Superstar,” Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” Carlos Santana’s “Maria Maria,” and Whitney Houston’s “My Love Is Your Love.” He even had a hand in launching Beyonce’s career with Destiny’s Child’s breakout hit “No No No.” Jean has won three GRAMMYs for his work. He also appeared on the TV series “Nashville” in 2014. Jean was born in Haiti and lived with relatives while his mom and dad put down roots in the United States. At age nine, he moved to East Orange, NJ. His dad was a preacher and Jean grew up singing in church. He and wife Marie Claudenette adopted a daughter, Angelina Claudinelle, from his home country in 2005. The musician had an affair with fellow Fugee Lauryn Hill. He originally thought they had a baby together, but later learned that Rohan Marley is the biological father. Jean has kept close ties to his native land. Shaken to the core by a devastating earthquake, Jean announced he was running for president of Haiti in 2010, but his campaign was derailed because he did not meet citizenship requirements. He founded a charity called Yele Haiti, but it fell apart after mishandling $16 million in funds. Jean shares his story in a memoir titled, “Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story.” The singer was arrested in West Hollywood in March 2017 in a case of mistaken identity that he blames on racial profiling.

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Wyclef Jean Says Sheriffs Lied About Traffic Stop (UPDATE) (VIDEO)

Wyclef Jean
Sheriffs Lied About Traffic Stop

Wyclef Jean says L.A. County Sheriff's deputies flat-out lied about his traffic stop to cover their asses. Wyclef tells TMZ, he doesn't really have a problem with the fact he was stopped in West… READ MORE >

Wyclef Jean, Handcuffing was 'Lawful' and 'Reasonable,' Claims Sheriff (UPDATE)

Wyclef Jean
Sheriff Says Cuffing Him was 'Lawful,' 'Reasonable'

Wyclef Jean fit the description of an armed robber, and the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. says they did nothing wrong when the artist was cuffed and put in the back of a patrol car. The Sheriff's… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Wyclef Jean Mistaken Pullover, New Video of Real Suspect's Arrest

Wyclef Jean Pullover
Real Suspect Arrest Video ... Wyclef Vows to Sue Cops

Minutes after Wyclef Jean was pulled over and mistaken for an armed robbery suspect ... the ACTUAL suspect was busted a few blocks away, and we just got dramatic video of the arrest. As we told… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Wyclef Jean Handcuffed in Mistaken ID Pullover (VIDEO)

Wyclef Jean
Pissed Off After Getting Handcuffed In Mistaken ID Pullover

Wyclef Jean blasted cops in L.A. for slapping the cuffs on him overnight, thinking he was an armed robbery suspect. Wyclef and 2 female passengers, one of them his manager, were pulled over by… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Wyclef Jean Reminds President Trump to Respect Black People's Sacrifices (VIDEO)

President Trump
Must Remember Black People's Sacrifices ... Says Wyclef Jean

President Trump needs a refresher on the everyday tragedies African-Americans faced for years ... according to Wyclef Jean. We asked 'Clef about Trump's Tuesday visit to the National Museum of… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Wyclef Jean & Lil Buck -- Black Tie Event Calls For EPIC Dance Battle (VIDEO)

Wyclef Jean & Lil Buck
Black Tie Event Calls For EPIC Dance Battle

Wyclef Jean and Lil Buck turned a black tie affair into a straight up dance-off inside NYC's Guggenheim Museum.   The star-studded Hublot after-party went down Tuesday night and at first,… READ MORE >

- 490 days ago
Shaq -- Motownin' In Miami ... 'My Girl' Duet With Wyclef Jean (VIDEO)

Shaq
Motownin' In Miami ... 'My Girl' Duet With Wyclef Jean

Shaquille O'Neal just made his case for inclusion into a very elite group ... The Fugees ... 'cause The Diesel just brought the house down in Miami ... hitting the stage to sing "My Girl"… READ MORE >

- 689 days ago
Wyclef Jean -- I'm Singing the Haitian National Anthem ... at the Mayweather/Berto Fight!

Wyclef Jean
Singing the Haitian National Anthem At Mayweather/Berto Fight

The Floyd Mayweather/Andre Berto fight is getting a little taste of the Fugees ... rapper Wyclef Jean will perform the Haitian national anthem before the fighters throw down. READ MORE >

- 713 days ago
Wyclef Jean -- Fires Donald Trump As a Friend ... F*** Him for Mexico Rant (VIDEO)

Wyclef Jean
Fires Trump As a Friend ... F**k Him for Mexico Rant

Wyclef Jean ripped his old pal Donald Trump for attacking Mexican immigrants ... by dropping an f-bomb on him during a concert. The ex-Fugees rapper was in Pomona, CA Thursday night… READ MORE >

- 790 days ago
Wyclef Jean -- I Am NOT Collaborating with Amanda Bynes

Wyclef Jean
I Am NOT Collaborating With Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes won't be releasing an album with Wyclef Jean's help any time soon -- reps for the former Fugees rapper tell TMZ, Clef has NO intention to collaborate with the wig-wearing tornado of… READ MORE >

- 1526 days ago
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