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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (/ˈwaɪklɪf ˈʒɑːn/; Haitian Creole pronunciation: [wajklɛf ʒã]; born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian American rapper, singer, record producer, and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election, although the Electoral Commission subsequently ruled him ineligible to stand as he had not met the requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years. Jean's efforts at earthquake relief, highly publicized in 2010 throughout Haiti and the United States, were channeled through his charitable organization "Yele Haiti" and supported by donations from Jean's Twitter followers, views of the MTV telethon Hope for Haiti and audiences for numerous benefit concerts and other events. The charity, which is acknowledged to have performed a variety of charitable works in Haiti between 2005 and 2010, effectively closed in August of 2012 with the resignation of Derek Q. Johnson - the chief executive and, at that point, sole remaining

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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 >

Wyclef Jean -- Roaming NYC with ASSAULT RIFLE GUITAR

Wyclef Jean
Roaming NYC With ASSAULT RIFLE GUITAR

Wyclef Jean says he wants to convert weapons into music ... so he made himself a guitar shaped like an AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLE ... and whipped it out on the streets of NYC. Interesting concept ... but… READ MORE >

- 488 days ago
Lauryn Hill's Ex BF Rohan Marley -- Wyclef Jean is LYING, He Knew I Was the Daddy

Lauryn Hill's Ex BF
Wyclef is LYING! He Knew I Was the Daddy

Wyclef Jean's claim that Lauryn Hill duped him into thinking he knocked her up ... is "bulls**t" and a money-making ploy -- at least according to Lauryn's real baby daddy ... Rohan Marley.Wyclef… READ MORE >

- 707 days ago
Wyclef Jean -- I'm NOT Mad at Lauryn Hill ... Anymore

Wyclef Jean
I'm NOT Mad at Lauryn Hill ... Anymore

Wyclef Jean says he's no longer angry with Lauryn Hill ... even though he says she falsely accused him of fathering her first child back in the day. Jean was out in NY last night when we asked… READ MORE >

- 711 days ago
Wyclef Jean's Haitian Charity Accused of Impropriety

Wyclef Jean
His Haitian Charity Accused of Funny Money Business

Wyclef Jean and his former charity, Yele Haiti, are facing new allegations that the bulk of the money they raised for the people of Haiti after the earthquake was misappropriated ... and some went… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago
Wyclef Jean -- Shot in Haiti, Released from Hospital

Wyclef Jean -- Shot in Haiti, Released from Hospital

Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand yesterday just outside Port-au-Prince in Haiti.He was treated at a local hospital and released. A rep for the singer said the bullet just grazed his hand and he's… READ MORE >

- 1260 days ago
Sean Penn & Wyclef -- No More HATE-ee, The VIDEO

Sean Penn & Wyclef
No More HATE-ee, The VIDEO

Moments after Sean Penn and Wyclef Jean buried the hatchet in their nasty feud over Haiti ... they were ripping it up on stage at a benefit show -- and TMZ's obtained video of their peace… READ MORE >

- 1293 days ago
Wyclef Accused of Stealing Rap Song from 1996

Wyclef Accused of Stealing Rap Song from 1996

Wyclef Jean is accused of ripping off a beat from the '90s rap group Blahzay Blahzay and using it on his album back in 2007 -- and now the group wants $2 million to make things right. The two… READ MORE >

- 1376 days ago
Wyclef Jean Hospitalized -- Stressed Out

Wyclef Jean Hospitalized -- Stressed Out

Wyclef Jean's brief stint in politics was too much for him to handle -- he was hospitalized for fatigue this weekend.According to his rep, Jean -- who abandoned his bid for the Haitian presidency… READ MORE >

- 1434 days ago
Wyclef Jean Declared Ineligible for Haitian Presidency

Wyclef Jean Declared Ineligible for Haitian Presidency

Wyclef Jean will not be allowed to run for the presidency of Haiti, this according to the election council there.His candidacy was rejected because he didn't meet the residency requirements -- he… READ MORE >

- 1471 days ago

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