Wyclef Jean is taking on the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. After sheriff deputies wrongly arrested him, mistaking him for an armed robber, the music artist condemned their actions on Twitter, at first believing they were the LAPD. https://twitter.com/wyclef/status/844172699379224579 https://twitter.com/wyclef/status/844171988977442816 The sheriff’s department issued an apology and a report of the incident, but Jean is not having […]
You know, it wasn’t too long ago that musician Wyclef Jean was all over social media singing the praises of the #AllLivesMatter movement and let’s just say he may feel a bit differently after his unfortunate encounter with the LAPD. Mistaken as a suspect in a robbery, Wyclef Jean was handcuffed by the LAPD and […]
The rapper and producer Wyclef Jean was handcuffed by officers he believed to be from the LAPD. He posted video of the altercation and threatened to sue the department.
Thursday night, the Democratic National Convention culminated a presidential primary season that saw a self-proclaimed billionaire rise to prominence on the strength of bombastic rhetoric, thinly veiled racially charged comments, and the idea that America is broken and needs to be made “great again.” The same election cycle that produced Donald Trump has also produced Hillary Clinton, who […]
WASHINGTON D.C. — Wyclef Jean will head to Washington D.C. for a fundraiser benefiting the National Press Club to raise funds for journalists in Haiti next week.
Rhode Island’s Brown University says hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean (WY’-klef zhahn) has accepted an appointment as a visiting fellow in its Department of Africana Studies for the 2010-11 academic year.
Wyclef Jean’s name will reportedly be gone from November’s ballot in Haiti’s presidential election. The Grammy-winning Fugees star did not satisfy legal requirements to run in the Nov. 28 election, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a member of the provisional electoral council. “He is not on the list as I speak,” the council official told Reuters, […]
With Wyclef Jean's recent run for Haitian Presidential candidacy, the Haitian artist's past activity with Yéle is now in question. It was widely reported that Yéle’s 2006 tax filing revealed $350,000 in questionable payments to two companies that Mr. Jean and his cousin control, including $250,000 to a Haitian television station they had just acquired. With a history of poor economy in Haiti, Jean's involvement with Yéle may affect many people's trust in him.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, thrusting himself into a contentious race to lead an impoverished country reeling from a devastating earthquake.