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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Jean Jeanel Wycleff

Birth Date :

October 17, 1972

Birth Place :

Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

Spouse :

Marie Claudinette Jean (since 1994)

Claim to fame :

Album "Masquerade" (2002)

Latest News

Shakira, Wyclef Jean Tapped to Close 2014 FIFA World Cup

July 04, 2014 02:45:08 GMT

It has been confirmed that will perform at the closing ceremony of 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Latin singer is slated to perform her "La La La (Brazil 2014)" at the event that will take place at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.

Avicii, Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean Team Up for World Cup Anthem

March 29, 2014 05:13:36 GMT

, and have all been tapped for the closing anthem of this year's World Cup. FIFA, who's responsible for international soccer, and Sony Entertainment announced the news on Friday, March 28.

Wyclef Jean Denies Collaborating With Amanda Bynes

June 21, 2013 09:29:34 GMT

shot down rumor that he teamed up with on her album. A representative for Jean told TMZ that the rapper had no plan to work with the troubled actres. The rep also said that the former member of had never even spoken to Bynes.

Amanda Bynes' Album May Be Produced by Wyclef Jean

June 18, 2013 09:10:04 GMT

has a plan to work together with Grammy Award-winning rapper in her upcoming album. Chinga Chang Records CEO Dan Herman told E! News that he and Bynes had a meeting with Jean on Monday night, June 17, to discuss a possible collaboration.

Wyclef Jean Joins 'Nashville' in Recurring Role

October 20, 2012 06:10:45 GMT

is going to stay in "" for a while. It has been confirmed that the 43-year-old rapper lands a recurring role on the ABC freshman as the head of a music label. Teasing fans with his new gig, he has posted a picture of him on the set with the show's cast members.

Birthday Boy Wyclef Jean Posts Pic of Him in Speedo

October 18, 2012 17:30:54 GMT

showed to his Twitter followers that he still 'got it' at the age of 43 years old. The singer posted a photo of himself on the micro-blogging site wearing a teeny-tiny brief and riding a Ducati.

Passengers Angry After United Airlines Gave Their Seats to Wyclef Jean

January 06, 2012 17:09:13 GMT

Two passengers of United Airlines were pissed after the flight company gave their seats to singer . The publicists bought the Easyway VIP service tickets from St. Maarten to New York but their boarding passes were torn at the gate as Jean and his crew were ushered in.

Wyclef Jean Defends Haitian Charity in the Wake of Embezzlement Allegations

November 28, 2011 06:38:19 GMT

has responded to a report by the New York Post that his charity, Yele Haiti Foundation, used only a third of the $16 million it collected for relief efforts. In a letter he issued on Sunday, November 27, the former member of branded the article, entitled "Questions Dog Wyclef's Haiti Fund", "misleading, deceptive and incomplete".

Pras: 'Wyclef Jean Felt Betrayed Over Haiti'

May 09, 2011 11:12:00 GMT

launched a campaign to run for office in Haiti last year, but he was ruled out after officials in the country declared him in eligible to join the presidential race.

Wyclef Jean's Pick for Haiti President Wins Election

April 05, 2011 08:36:03 GMT

is celebrating after learning his pick for Haiti President has won the vote. star was back home in Haiti on Monday, April 4 for the first time since he was shot at while campaigning for presidential hopeful Michel Martelly on March 11 - and he announced the election result via Twitter.com.

Wyclef Jean Poking Fun at His Gun Shot Injury

March 29, 2011 08:26:34 GMT

Rapper poked fun at his recent gun shot injury in Haiti as he took to the stage over the weekend for his first performance since the incident. The former Fugees star was shot in the hand after his car came under attack and was peppered with bullets as he was being driven through the city of Port-au-Prince promoting the election in his native Haiti.

Wyclef Jean Hits Back at Made-Up Shoot Story Allegations

March 22, 2011 08:53:15 GMT

Rapper has hit out at allegations suggesting he fabricated the story of his shooting in Haiti, accusing critics of spreading false rumors to purposely discredit him. The former star was traveling through the city of Delmas, near Port-au-Prince, on Saturday night, March 19 when his car came under attack. He suffered a minor injury to his hand and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Wyclef Jean Speaks About His Shot Hand in Delmas City

March 22, 2011 02:34:24 GMT

Rapper has spoken out after he was shot in his native Haiti on Saturday night March 19, insisting he has "no idea" who opened fire on him. Jean came under attack while traveling with fellow rap star in the city of Delmas, where he was helping to drum up support for presidential candidate Michel Martelly.

Hand-Shot Wyclef Jean Keeps His 'Commitment' to Haiti

March 21, 2011 09:42:13 GMT

Rapper is "undeterred" with his "commitment" to his native Haiti after he was shot in the hand in the country on Saturday night, March 19. The former star's car reportedly came under attack and was peppered with bullets as he was being driven through the city of Port-au-Prince with hip-hop pal and record executive Jimmy Rosemond.

Recovering After Getting Shot, Wyclef Jean Voted at Haitian Presidential Election

March 21, 2011 01:39:05 GMT

is OK now after being shot in the hand when visiting Haiti on the eve of the country's presidential elections, Saturday night, March 19. Despite the incident, the former member of still voted at the election which took place on Sunday.

Wyclef Jean and Sean Penn Are in Peace

February 18, 2011 03:28:50 GMT

has opened up about his public spat with , confirming the pair has now "kissed and made up" following a falling out over aid efforts in Haiti. The "Fugees" star hit out after Penn criticized him for running for presidency of the Caribbean nation after a devastating earthquake last year.

Wyclef Jean and Sean Penn Settle Feud for Haiti

February 15, 2011 02:31:46 GMT

and are pals again - they've put their recent spat behind them in a united bid to promote aid efforts in Haiti. star fell out with the "" actor after Penn criticized him for running for presidency of the Caribbean nation after it was hit by a devastating earthquake last year.

Wyclef Jean to Play Online Concert to Support Egyptian Freedom Fighters

February 10, 2011 09:35:32 GMT

has announced plans to broadcast a free concert over the internet in a show of support for protesters in Egypt. The former star has been moved by footage of the uprising in Egypt, which has been making headlines around the world since last month, when thousands of citizens in the African republic began call for the resignation of long-serving President Hosni Mubarak.

Wyclef Jean: The Fugees Reunion Is 'Not Meant to Be'

January 14, 2011 03:26:07 GMT

is adamant he has no plans to revive since making amends with former bandmate Pras Michel - insisting a reunion is "not meant to be". The rappers - and singer - went their separate ways in 1997, before getting back together in 2004 for a short-lived reunion.

Wyclef Jean and Pras Make Peace for Haiti

January 12, 2011 09:03:26 GMT

put aside his differences with his former bandmate Pras after they boarded the same plane to Haiti this week. The hip-hop stars sat next to one another on a jet to their native country, where on Wednesday, January 12 they will mark a year since the Caribbean nation was devastated by a massive earthquake.

Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Charity Faces More Financial Problems

January 04, 2011 04:59:34 GMT

's troubled Yele Haiti charity is under further financial scrutiny amid reports the organization's vice president received a $42,000 salary increase in 2009. According to tax filings obtained by the New York Post, Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus was paid $147,000 for her services in 2009 after being promoted from consultant to vice president.

Wyclef Jean and Kim Kardashian Team Up for Haiti

December 15, 2010 08:10:06 GMT

is teaming up with socialite to continue raising funds for Haiti and bring some holiday cheer to the victims of the January earthquake by hosting a charity auction. The stars will be joined by music mogul Andre Harrell and fashion designer Donna Karan to present "The Truth", an exhibition and auction of movie images and artworks by Haitian natives and artists inspired by the country.

Wyclef Jean to Run for Haiti Presidency in 2015 Election

October 01, 2010 06:40:01 GMT

Rapper is refusing to give up on his dream of becoming president of his native Haiti and is planning to run for office again in the 2015 election. star, who lives primarily in the U.S., was ruled out of the political race in August after Haitian lawmakers decided he did not meet the necessary residency requirements to be considered eligible for the upcoming November vote.

Wyclef Jean Released From Hospital After Suffering From 'Stress and Fatigue'

September 28, 2010 03:45:42 GMT

is currently resting at his home following his recent hospitalization after suffering from "Stress and Fatigue". On Monday, September 27, his publicist Marian Salzman issued a statement, revealing "He has already been released and is at home recuperating."

Wyclef Jean Pulls Out of Haiti's Presidential Run

September 22, 2010 04:57:22 GMT

has officially withdrawn from Haiti's presidential race. The former star announced his decision on Tuesday, September 21 by releasing a statement which read, "After weeks of quiet but painstaking reflection with my wife and daughter, I have chosen to end my bid for the presidency of Haiti."

Nicky Wire on Wyclef Jean's Presidential Run: He Did It From the Heart

September 16, 2010 04:55:53 GMT

bassist Nicky Wire has praised for his presidential bid in Haiti - insisting the hip-hop star showed "an unbelievable amount of bravery" for venturing into politics. Jean hit the headlines in August when he announced he planned to stand in his native country's upcoming leadership race to help rebuild communities following a devastating earthquake earlier this year.

Video: Wyclef Jean Sings Sean Penn 'Too Busy Sniffing Cocaine' to See Him in Haiti

September 07, 2010 03:46:56 GMT

War of words between and over Jean's Haitian Presidential run apparently hasn't come to an end. After Penn blasted Jean for the umpteenth time, the former star has now lashed back at the "" actor by preforming his 2004 track "President" and switching up the lyrics.

Kelly Osbourne Hints at Her Own Suit Against U.S. Tabloid

August 26, 2010 07:05:04 GMT

has hinted she'll be looking for hundreds of thousands of dollars from a U.S. tabloid over new reports she's back on drugs. The reality TV star's mum has already threatened legal action against the editors of In Touch magazine over a negative article about her kids and now daughter Kelly has taken to Twitter to hint she's planning her own suit.

Kim Cattrall Is In Talks to Play in Musical 'Follies'

August 26, 2010 07:02:31 GMT

is in talks to return to the U.S. stage following a series of theatrical hits in England - the "" star is the favorite to play opposite thespian in an upcoming Washington, D.C. run of musical "Follies".

Again, Sean Penn Takes Aim at Wyclef Jean Over His Presidential Run

August 26, 2010 07:01:14 GMT

has fired up his war of words with after learning of the hip-hop star's plans to contest a decision that will keep him from running for president of his native Haiti. The former star first irked Penn, who has actively been part of the relief effort in the earthquake-ravaged nation throughout the past six months, when he first announced his plans to become the country's next leader earlier this month.

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