Wyclef For Prez

Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean announced Tuesday he is officially ending his bid to become president of Haiti.

Wyclef Jean lashed out at former Fugees member Pras and Sean Penn at a concert in New York on Friday after they criticized his bid for President of Haiti.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean has a new song blasting Haitian officials for rejecting his presidential bid.

Haitian musician Wyclef Jean, who is looking towards a political career, has learned he can't appeal a decision that has restricted him from taking part in his native Haiti's presidential race later this year.

Wyclef Jean is lashing out at the country he wants to lead.

Singer Wyclef Jean’s attempt to run as Haiti’s president has ended after election officials disqualified his candidacy.

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, […]

Ex-Fugees singer Wyclef Jean says that death threats “come with the territory” and that he won’t be put off from trying to stand as president of Haiti.

Singer Wyclef Jean says he is in “hiding” after receiving death threats since announcing his plans to run for president of Haiti.

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 plans to govern Haiti in English and Creole if he is elected president, setting him apart from his political rivals in this former French colony.

My grandmother sent me a short but sweet e-mail this morning, asking if I’m doing okay here in Haiti, where I work as a freelance journalist. She said the country has popped up in the news again because Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-born musician, is running for president.