So much for Wyclef Jean's political dreams.

The Associated Press reports the songwriter is giving up on Haitian politics to pursue a new album after getting nudged off the ballot by the Caribbean provisional electoral council last month.

The council didn't give a reason why Jean didn't make the final cut on the ballot, but some guess it had to do with Haiti's constitutional requirement that the candidate actually live in Haiti. Jean was born in Haiti, but he currently lives in New Jersey.

The news comes after Jean attacked Sean Penn for questioning his presidential aspirations, calling Penn a "cocaine user." The feud began after Penn told CNN he was suspicious of Jean and his political ambition.