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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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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 >

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 >

- 2076 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 >

- 2134 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 >

- 2172 days ago
Wyclef Rival - Haiti Presidential Run 'Not a Good Thing'

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

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. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 2186 days ago
Will Smith & Toby Keith -- Norwegian Rap Attack

Will Smith & Toby Keith -- Norwegian Rap Attack

So, Toby Keith can rap -- but that's not the most surprising part about this footage. Will Smith, Wyclef Jean, Natasha Bedingfield and TK rocked out some classic rap at an after party for the… READ MORE >

- 2421 days ago
Wyclef Mounts Spider-Man

Wyclef Mounts Spider-Man

Spider-Man ... Spider-Man ... gets about 50 miles to the gallon..Last night, Wyclef Jean hopped on his badass custom web-slinger and cruised through NYC. Look out ... there goes the Spider-Man.… READ MORE >

- 2447 days ago
Wyclef -- Home a Loan

Wyclef -- Home a Loan

Wyclef Jean wants to set the record straight: The reason his unfinished Miami home went into foreclosure ain't his fault.Jean insists his Dade County pad is not being auctioned off -- despite what… READ MORE >

- 2743 days ago
Parolee? Wyclef Has Your Back!

Parolee? Wyclef Has Your Back!

Wyclef Jean was feeling charitable at the House of Blues last night -- and decided to give a free concert ticket to a random, homeless parolee he met outside! The grateful man grabbed the ticket… READ MORE >

- 3095 days ago
Wyclef Jean -- Please, No Fatties!

Wyclef Jean -- Please, No Fatties!

If you're thinking about getting on stage at a Wycelf concert -- be sure you're under 200 lbs.!At a Super Bowl weekend performance at 944 Village in Scottsdale, AZ -- Wyclef asked for 30 girls to… READ MORE >

- 3102 days ago

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