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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 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 >

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 >

- 1831 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 >

- 1857 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 >

- 2153 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! insertBCSinglePlayer(1411847609); The… READ MORE >

- 2505 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.!insertBCSinglePlayer(1400566463);At a Super Bowl weekend performance at 944 Village in Scottsdale, AZ… READ MORE >

- 2512 days ago
Wyclef vs. Eminem: Who'd You Rather?

Wyclef vs. Eminem
Who'd You Rather?

Two of the biggest names in hip-hop are celebrating their 35th birthdays on Wednesday: Wyclef Jean and Eminem.The question is ...  READ MORE >

- 2620 days ago
What the Fugee is Going On?

What the Fugee is Going On?

Former Fugee Wyclef Jean and supermodel Petra Nemcova were grinding all over the dance floor at Club PM in NY's Meatpacking District. It was club owner Unik Ernest's birthday party/launch of his… READ MORE >

- 2731 days ago
Wyclef is NUTS for Shakira

Wyclef
Is NUTS for Shakira

All that booty-shaking was a little too much for Wyclef to handle at last night's Grammy performance. The former Fugee couldn't keep his hands off of himself during the erotic performance --… READ MORE >

- 2867 days ago

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