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  • Wyclef Jean: Being Shot Was Mixture of 'Shock and Awe'

    Posted Mar 28th 2011 at 03:45 PM by Kiki Von Glinow

    If being shot is what it takes to bring attention to the current elections in Haiti, then Wyclef Jean is willing to take a bullet. Although he hoped his name would be on Haiti's presidential election ballot (he was disqualified last year due to residency statutes), the Haitian-born hip-hop artist was instead grazed by a bullet when his vehicle came under fire in a city east of Port-au-Prince la...

  • Wyclef Jean Shot, Hospitalized in Haiti

    Posted Mar 20th 2011 at 09:41 AM by Christine Fenno

    The night before presidential elections in Haiti, Fugees co-founder Wyclef Jean, 41, was treated and released from a hospital for a gunshot wound to the hand, according to his spokesperson. Jean was running for president last year, amid controversy, until Haiti's board of elections disqualified him. Jean's brother, Samuel, confirmed the shooting. Joe Mignon, an officer with Jean's Yele Foundati...

  • Wyclef Jean Hospitalized With Fatigue

    Posted Sep 27th 2010 at 01:15 PM by PopEater Staff

    After failing in his bid to run for president of Haiti, Wyclef Jean was hospitalized last night in New Jersey due to fatigue, according to the music legend's Twitter account. A source close to Jean revealed to Billboard that the singer-producer has been dealing with headaches for weeks. "He has been following a very heavy schedule that has taken him to Europe twice, Asia and Africa, at the s...

  • Wyclef Jean Drops Politics, Returns to Music

    Posted Sep 21st 2010 at 06:30 PM by PopEater Staff

    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 ...

  • Wyclef Jean Slams Sean Penn as Cocaine-User

    Posted Sep 7th 2010 at 08:17 AM by PopEater Staff

    Wyclef Jean responded to Sean Penn's public doubts of his Haitian presidential campaign at a concert over the weekend, alleging Penn was "too busy sniffing cocaine" to notice Jean's presence in Haiti after an earthquake devastated the nation in January. The colossal jab came at a Hot 97 concert this weekend, where Wyclef changed the lyrics to his 2004 hit 'President,' singing: "I got a message ...

  • Wyclef Jean Not Giving Up Hope for Haiti Presidency

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010 at 07:02 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

    Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean said Sunday he is not abandoning his presidential bid just yet and will try to get the courts to overturn a decision disqualifying him from the race. Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from his home in Croix des Bouquets, Jean said his lawyers will file an appeal with the national electoral dispute office. Jean said that he has a document "which shows ...

  • Wyclef Jean: 'Haiti Has Disqualified Me' for Presidency

    Posted Aug 21st 2010 at 04:28 PM by PopEater Staff

    The board of elections in Haiti has officially put an end to hip-hop star and activist Wyclef Jean's attempt to launch a presidential campaign in his homeland. Although the singer was born in Haiti and has been actively involved in disaster relief since the nation was devastated by an earthquake in January, authorities ruled that he does not qualify to be on the ballot. No reason was given, but so...

  • Wyclef Jean Receives Death Threats While Waiting on Haitian Presidency Ruling

    Posted Aug 18th 2010 at 10:41 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

    Haiti's electoral commission said late Tuesday that it was postponing its ruling on who will be allowed to run for president in November elections, leaving hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean's candidacy in limbo. A statement from the commission, known as the CEP, said it would postpone the announcement until Friday. The delay was the latest turn in the fledgling presidential race in this earthquake-...

  • What Does Wyclef Jean's Music Say About His Presidential Politics?

    Posted Aug 14th 2010 at 10:06 AM by The Editors of Vulture

    As Wyclef Jean's campaign for the Haitian presidency continues, his track record as a public advocate for his native country will be carefully scrutinized: Were the accounting and tax issues reported for his Yelé charity truly honest mistakes, as Jean claimed, or something more nefarious? Has his celebrity-philanthropist status been a boon or a hindrance to others working for Haiti? Does he...

  • Add Fellow Fugee Pras to Anti-Wyclef Camp

    Posted Aug 7th 2010 at 09:19 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

    Wyclef Jean's presidential bid in Haiti is receiving criticism from his childhood friend and fellow Fugees bandmate, Pras. The Haitian-born musician says he will not back Jean because he lacks experience and a definitive plan to bring the island nation into the 21st century. "You've got 1.2 million people living in tent city right now. What are the plans to get these people out," Pras said of t...


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