Wyclef Urges Rich Pals To Get Involved With Haiti Benefit Show

WYCLEF JEAN is trying to persuade rich friends like TOMMY HILFIGER, 50 CENT and boxing promoter DON KING to invest in Haiti - to help his homeland recover from recent storms.

The FUGEES star is forging ahead with plans to stage a huge December (04) Peace Concert in devastated Gonaives after returning from the Haitian town, where people are living on their roofs - because everything is underwater.

And he's inviting his multi-millionaire pals to visit the Caribbean for the benefit show, in the hope they'll buy up land and businesses in Haiti.

He says, "I'm working on SEAN PAUL, I'm trying to get G-UNIT down to Haiti. I'm working on METHOD MAN and REDMAN, I'm seeing if RUSSELL SIMMONS will come out to Haiti, Tommy Hilfiger, Don King, LENNOX LEWIS. It'll be a real fun time in Haiti.

"The idea is to bring friends with money, so that they might fall in love with Haiti and want to invest in something."

Wyclef is returning to his homeland later this month (OCT04) with a plane full of supplies, to urge Haitians to be on their best behaviour for the weekend of his Peace Concert.

The R+B star will address the nation in a bid to persuade the volatile locals to "help themselves" by showing the world there's more to Haiti than violence.

He adds, "If I bring five people to Haiti and they don't get shot they're like, 'Where's the killing?'

"I'm going to make a speech because the city of Port-au-Prince is real hot right now. In my speech I'm going to say, 'I wanna help you, but you have to help yourselves and I can't convince any of my friends and people that I know to come down here if the violence don't calm itself down.'"

08/10/2004 09:11


Tags: Wyclef Jean - Tommy Hilfiger - Don King - Sean Paul - G Unit - Method Man - Redman - Russell Simmons - Lennox Lewis


More Wyclef Jean

Amanda Bynes' Rap Dreams May Come True Thanks To Waka Flocka Flame

Amanda Bynes, in case you haven't already heard, desperately wants her next career move to be a step into the rap game, as the former...

Amanda Bynes Is "Gonna Kill The [Rap] Game," Says Collaborator Waka Flocka Flame

In case you hadn't heard, everyone's favourite ticking time-bomb Amanda Bynes is dead set on becoming a rapper, and it has been looking increasingly more...

'After Earth' Stars Will Smith And Jaden Smith Snapped At The NY Premiere - Part 3

Will Smith and Jaden Smith were surrounded by friends and family on their arrival at the New York premiere for their movie 'After Earth' held...

Will Smith And Jaden Smith Joined By Buzz Aldrin And 50 Cent At 'After Earth' Premiere [Photos]

Will Smith and Jaden Smith at 'After Earth' New York premiereThe New York premiere of Will Smith's new action movie 'After Earth' was almost like...


Celebrating His 43rd Birthday, Wyclef Jean Almost Gives Us A Glimpse Of His Perfect Gentleman

"Twenty grand, know it's a sin, but before me you show me a little more skin it would fulfil my fantasy" so rapped Wyclef Jean...

Wyclef Jean Talks About His Early Interest In Rap And His Hit Songs

Rapper and singer Wyclef Jean is interviewed about his autobiography 'Purpose: An Immigrant's Story' at a Books and Books signing at Miami Dade College. He...

Wyclef Opens Up About Lauryn Hill Affair In New Memoir

Wyclef Jean's new memoir Purpose: An Immigrant's Story gives a remarkable insight into the singers’ life, the break up of The Fugees, life post-earthquake and...

Lauryn Hill Branded A Liar In Wyclef Jean Memoir ‘Purpose’

Lauryn Hill finds herself at the centre of some pretty damning allegations, courtesy of a new book, written by her former band mate Wyclef Jean....



Wyclef Jean Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Wyclef Jean

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All