Wyclef Jean Addresses Rumors Surrounding Haiti Shooting

Wyclef Jean

Shortly after a bullet reportedly grazed his hand during a trip to Haiti, Wyclef Jean is speaking out about his injury. The Haitian musician recounted his brush with death and fired back at rumors that his story was fabricated.

The former Fugees member, who refused to speculate on whether the attack was politically motivated, offered his take on what happened on the eve of the presidential election in his native country. “We hear what’s called in Creole ‘catoosh,’ the sound of the booms. Jumped in the car with [Haitian artist] FanFan, ran, picked my crew up, and went to the nearest hospital,” he told CNN with Pras by his side. “I think really, I got grazed, I think. Pras, when he put on Twitter that his cousin just got shot in the hand…”

Pras, who recently patched up his longtime beef with Wyclef, said he’d rather the media focus on the current Haitian election instead of the recent incident. “We don’t really want to focus on that, because we think it’s just a distraction from what’s going on with the election,” he stated. “We don’t really want to play it up because people are going to take it the wrong way and it’s going to excite the people. People are going to come up in arms. We want this election to be as smooth as possible.”

“That’s really where we at,” added ‘Clef, who is supporting fellow Haitian musician Michel Martelly’s bid for presidency. “But there’s 50 million different stories on the Internet.”

There has been speculation that he was injured by cut glass instead of a bullet. “This is Haiti, it’s a city of rumors,” he told the AP as he went to vote. “There’s another [rumor] with me and Busta Rhymes in the car.”



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6 Comments

  1. Blaze

    God don’t like ugly just saying he stole all that damn money do right by your ppl Clef

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  2. mon

    clef need to sit the fuck down im tired of hearing his name in the news and he really aint bout shit

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  3. jess

    he was grazed by glass, and hes cryin about he got shot. fuckin drama queen. fuck outta here smh attention whore. they dont want ur usless help.

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  4. listen

    is he trying to vote? he’s not a citizen of Haiti?

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  5. asunkee

    Geez, why does everyone hate Clef so much. What did he ever do to y’all?

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  6. Gamen

    We love clef. I think clef is a true human and love his native country. Please leave him alone. Don’t be a hater if you don’t have anything good to say about the man please don’t say anything at all. God bless

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