Wyclef Jean

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.

UPDATED: OCTOBER 2, 2016 6 PM EST After The New York Times broke a story Saturday alleging that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump avoided paying federal income taxes for nearly two decades, NewsOne dug through its archives for stories about Black leaders and celebrities who were punished for failing to pay taxes. Two years ago, The Times reviewed records that show […]

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 […]

Wyclef Jean has been tapped to perform at the Republican National Convention next week. Despite being an Obama supporter in 2008, the rapper turned songwriter and producer will headline the RNC’s Got Your 6 event. Wyclef Jean stepped up to perform at the event after country music singers Willie Nelson and Randy Travis each had […]

Police in Haiti are saying that Wyclef Jean was not hit by gunfire during a shooting that occurred over the weekend. Wyclef suffered an injury to his hand that officials are saying was caused by broken glass. From the NY Daily News: Jean said he was in a car with a driver in the Delmas […]

Haitian singer Wyclef Jean was shot in his hand in Haiti just outside of Port-au-Prince yesterday, the day before the presidential elections. Wyclef was a candidate for the presidential elections however, was ruled ineligible due to residency requirements. He was treated at a local hospital and was released. TMZ reports that the bullet grazed his […]

From BlackVoices.com: Grammy Award-winning artist and philanthropist Wyclef Jean can now add another distinguished honor to his long list of achievements: The Haitian-born Jean was awarded an honorary doctorate on May 23 from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Dr. Jean delivered a commencement speech, titled “Vision for the Future,” to the graduating class of […]

The long awaited remake of the 1985 charity song “We Are The World” premiered during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. As we previously reported, the remake will benefit Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Check it out: Download to donate at World25.org. RELATED: Common Says Leave “We Are The World” Alone And Make A New […]

VIA: MTV News Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Wyclef Jean, Bono and The Edge and will lead the all-star lineup of performers for Friday night’s “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon. More than 100 stars have signed on to help raise funds for the MTV Networks-sponsored show, […]

VIA: MTV News Since the first news of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti began trickling out, former Fugees member Wyclef Jean has been urging people to text donations to aid his homeland. As he flies back to the U.S. on Friday (January 15) after assessing the damage on the ground from the 7.0 earthquake that […]

Musician Wyclef Jean, who was born in Haiti, implores Haitians in America to “step up” in this clip from CNN. “As we sit here there are people in the dark…we are in a state of emergency,” said Wyclef. PREVIOUS: Haiti native Wyclef Jean is asking for assistance for victims of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that […]