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Wyclef Jean Addresses Controversy Over Shooting In Haiti

Since being reportedly shot over the weekend, there's been some controversy over whether or not former Fugees frontman Wyclef was actually hit by a bullet, or if it was a publicity stunt. Some online reports suggest that several sources within the country have denied claims by Clef's camp, saying that he was simply cut with a piece of glass and is using the injury as leverage for media coverage...
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Wyclef Jean Shot In Haiti, But Is ‘Doing Fine’ Says His Publicist

Former Fugees frontman, Wyclef Jean, was shot in Haiti on Saturday (March 19), on the eve of the country's presidential runoff election. Fortunately, it was only in the hand. Clef is doing fine, and is currently recovering from his wound, which was a "minor graze," his publicist said in a statement. "He was immediately taken to the hospital, treated for a minor graze to his hand and released," his publicist, Cindy Tanenbaum, said. "He is fine" ...

Wyclef Jean Says The Fugees Are ‘Not Meant To Be’ — No Reunion Anytime Soon, Or Ever

The problems within the Fugees have been long-documented. A reunion has always been a longshot, especially since Wyclef and Pras haven't had the best of a relationship. However, the pair found themselves in close quarters early this week, when they were on the same flight to Haiti together. Instead of fighting or arguing, the two buried the hatchet. And, even posed for a few photos, which they tweeted...

Wyclef Jean, Pras End Beef During Flight To Haiti

After years of tension and words being thrown back and forth, former band members Wyclef Jean and Pras has buried the hatchet. Both artists found themselves in an awkward situation while boarding a plane headed for Haiti on Tuesday (January 12) and they were both on the same flight. Instead, of trying to make a flight chance, 'Clef made amends with Pras. "On my way 2 Haiti ran into Praz, what should I do make peace or go sit somewhere Else...

Wyclef Jean Hospitalized For Stress & Fatigue

Since Haiti's devastating earthquake earlier this year, Fugees member Wyclef Jean has been a busy man. That, coupled with his campaign to run as the country's president, has ran him ragged. The stress and hectic schedule has seemed to take its toll on Wyclef's body, who was reportedly hospitalized for fatigue and stress recently. According to reports, the musician/political activist reportedly checked himself into a New Jersey hospital recently...

Wyclef Jean Out of Haiti Presidential Race

As reported Friday (August 20), musician Wyclef Jean's quest for the Haitian presidential seat was in question ... and later that same day, the list of qualified candidates came in and he didn't make the cut. While what stipulations Jean didn't qualify are not known, its assumed that it was because of residency requirements -- a candidate must have lived in the country for five consecutive years leading up to the election...

Will Wyclef Jean Be Eligibile To Run For Haiti President Seat?

Wyclef Jean has led the Haitian people as an ambassador, musician and philanthropist. But, according to a report from Reuters, his name was not on the list for presidential candidates for the upcoming election as of Thursday (August 19). A council member, who asked not to be named, told Reuters that the 40-year-old Haitian performer was not on the list because he failed to satisfy several legal requirements...

Wyclef Jean Owes IRS More Than $5 Million: Report

News regarding Wyclef Jean's financial woes, specifically unpaid taxes, has surfaced on the heels of his announcement that he will enter the presidential race in Haiti. According to CBSNews.com, Jean (real name: Nel W. Jean) allegedly owes more than $5.2 million in back taxes in the U.S., for unpaid dues to the Federal IRS and states liens in New York, New Jersey and Florida. Since this news surfaced, more liens have been reported by The Smoking Gun...

Wyclef Jean Officially Announces Run For Haiti Presidency

As expected, Wyclef has officially announced that he will be running for the Haiti presidency this week, following news last week that he had filed legal documents required to run. The 40-year-old musician revealed the news over the air on Miami radio this week, saying he'd be running during Haiti's November vote. During his radio interview Jean said his campaign, which will use the slogan "face to face," will seek to attract young voters...

Wyclef Jean Begins Process To Run For Haiti President, But Hasn’t Decided Just Yet

Haiti's biggest celebrity, Wyclef Jean, has made the necessary steps toward running for president of his home country, but has reportedly not made a decision if he will campaign for the job. According to Reuters, Jean took the legal steps while in Haiti on Thursday (July 29), where he worked with lawyers and had his fingerprints taken by the judicial police as part of the legal process of preparing to run for president...

Wyclef Jean Awarded Honorary Doctorate From Western Connecticut State University

Former Fugees frontman and philanthropist, Wyclef Jean, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury on Sunday (May 23), thanks to his ongoing humanitarian efforts to Haiti. Jean -- who can now be referred to as Dr. Jean -- delivered a commencement speech, titled "Vision for the Future," to the graduating class of 2010 ...

Harvard University Names Wyclef Jean The ‘Artist of the Year’

Ivy League institution Harvard University is set to honor Wyclef Jean with their annual "Artist of the Year Award" later this week. According to the Harvard Gazette, the former Fugees member will be presented with the prestigious medal by the Harvard Foundation during their Cultural Rhythms awards ceremony on Saturday (February 27)...

We Are The World 25 For Haiti (Official Video)

This is the official video for the 2010 "We Are The World," recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios). It was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici, and countless others, to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts.