Wyclef Jean Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


31st March 2016

Quote: "I would definitely do a reunion with the Fugees, but I can't really recreate anything. All I can do is keep creating... Fugees is always first." Wyclef Jean is considering a Fugees reunion a decade after the band regrouped to perform at Dave Chappelle's Block Party in 2006.


11th September 2015

Fact: Wyclef Jean will perform the national anthem of his native Haiti on Saturday (12Sep15) as boxer and fellow countryman Andre Berto faces off against ring champ floyd mayweather in Las Vegas. Berto's managers reportedly reached out to the hip-hop star to perform La Dessalinienne at the big fight, and the musician happily agreed, according to TMZ.com. It is not yet known who will sing the U.S. anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.


9th June 2014

Fact: Snoop Dogg and Wyclef Jean performed at a wedding reception held at a castle in Croatia over the weekend (07-08Jun14). The stars put on a show to celebrate the nuptials of New York socialite Fabiola Beracasa.


28th March 2014

Fact: Guitar great Carlos Santana, Swedish Dj Avicii, rapper Wyclef Jean and Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires have been chosen to perform the closing anthem at the upcoming soccer World Cup tournament in Brazil this summer (14). The stars will collaborate on the track Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way) at the closing ceremony of the sports event in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July (14).


26th June 2013

Fact: True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard and rapper Wyclef Jean were both in the audience at Icona Pop's gig in Sweden on Tuesday (25Jun13).


22nd October 2012

Fact: Rapper Wyclef Jean has landed a recurring role on Hayden Panettiere's hit new country music drama Nashville. The Gone Til November hitmaker, who announced the casting news by posting a photo of his new co-stars on his Twitter.com account, will play a record label boss.


12th January 2012

Tweet: "From the ashes we shall rise... Rip to all the victims of the Haiti Earthquake and victims of natural disasters around the world." Wyclef Jean remembers the victims of the earthquake which ravaged his native Haiti on the second anniversary of the disaster.


28th November 2011

Tweet: "2 da people n occupy wallstreet i support your cause, it is better not 2 be popular and stand for something then be popular n stand 4 nothin". Rapper Wyclef Jean voices his support for the protests against corporate greed, which began in New York and has since spread to cities worldwide.


18th October 2011

Tweet: "I just got back from London and I wanna thank everyone that came to the Zumbathon and also thank u (sic) for the surprise birthday party!" Wyclef Jean, who turned 42 on Monday (17Oct11), celebrated his birthday in Britain and the U.S.


22nd May 2011

Fact: Wyclef Jean's name is spelled Wycliffe on his birth certificate.


21st April 2011

Fact: Wyclef Jean has become the latest hip-hop star to adopt a moniker - the Haitian-born former Fugees star is recording new material under the name Toussaint St Jean.


5th April 2011

Tweet: "Finally A President with a great smile!!!! Today starts a new Haiti!!!! Its one love for Haiti!!" Wyclef Jean is thrilled with Haiti's new choice of leader - his choice of candidate, Michel Martelly, was voted into power on Monday (04Apr11).


22nd November 2010

Quote: "I have massive beef with Justin Bieber! My daughter is five, my niece is four, and the argument which goes on when they're in their playroom is about who's going to marry Justin." Wyclef Jean is sick of hearing his kids arguing about teen pop star JUSTIN BIEBER.


20th January 2010

Fact: U.S. talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has recruited Wyclef Jean and Rihanna to appear on her show in a special broadcast dedicated to raising money for earthquake-devastated Haiti. The programme, which airs on Wednesday (20Jan10), will also feature a performance from singer Maxwell, whose mother is from the Caribbean country.


19th January 2010

Fact: Rapper Wale has hosted a fundraising concert to benefit Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity in the wake of the massive earthquake which devastated the country last week (12Jan10). The gig, which took place in Washington, D.C. on Monday night (18Jan10), featured local artists including Tabi Bonney, D.C. Don Juan and Phil Ade.


9th December 2009

Fact: Rapper Wyclef Jean surprised U.S. lifestyle queen Martha Stewart with an early Christmas present when he appeared on THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW on Tuesday (08Dec09) - he presented the TV personality with a pair of Timbaland boots, which were identical to the pair he was sporting.


16th January 2009

Fact: Sexy Shakira has reteamed with her HIPS DON'T LIE collaborator Wyclef Jean and hip-hop heavyweight Pharrell Williams on her new album. There are also plans for the Colombian bombshell to record new tracks with Calle 13 and Algerian artist Khaled, according to Billboard.com. Wyclef and Shakira broke download records in America when their Hips Don't Lie hit became an internet sensation in 2006.


16th October 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean are among the musicians performing in a forthcoming televised series of pop concerts in a special news show spotlighting U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave is scheduled to air next week (24Oct08).


7th March 2008

Quote: "Bruce Springsteen's BORN IN THE U.S.A. It sounds really good when the water is on. You can think you're Bruce and just go with it." Wyclef Jean reveals his favourite song to sing in the shower.


27th January 2008

Quote: "Half of your face has red make-up, the other half green, and your hair is barely combed. How you gonna let people see you like that? Someone is pimping Lauryn right now. A true friend would say, 'You have to check yourself into a psychiatrist.'" Wyclef Jean disapproves of former Fugees bandmate Lauryn Hill's crazy new image.


26th January 2008

Quote: "One day God will give me kids of my own, but to take a kid and to give her the opportunity to have a life, that's priceless." R+B star Wyclef Jean on the joys of adopting. The former Fugees singer has an adopted infant daughter, called ANGELINA.


21st December 2007

Quote: "I feel strongly about immigration laws. If an immigrant is in this country and is working and helping to build this country, they should stay." Haitian Wyclef Jean weighs in on the immigration issue.


20th December 2007

Quote: "Every time I get asked the FUGEE question I feel like Paul McCartney from the Beatles". Wyclef Jean on the possibility of a reunion with former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras of THE FUGEES.


26th November 2007

Fact: Elton John and Wyclef Jean are among the music industry heavyweights featured on a new short film tribute to MARY J. BLIGE, which the soul star is using to open her concerts.


19th November 2007

Quote: "When you become successful you go out to a club and there are a hundred women wanting to be with you. When you are young that's just amazing. As you get older you realise those same women are going to be all over JAY-Z next week when he comes into town - and you change your ideas of what you look for in a woman." Rapper Wyclef Jean insists the showbiz industry has refined his taste in women.


4th November 2007

Fact: Former Fugees star Wyclef Jean made a real splash at the MTV Europe Music Awards - by pouring a drink over his head to cool off at an after show party.


19th July 2007

Quote: "Me and 'CLEF (Wyclef Jean), we on the same page, but LAURYN (HILL) is in her zone, and I'm fed up with that s**t." Former Fugees star Pras Michel is annoyed the band reunion has fallen flat.


2nd May 2007

Fact: Wyclef Jean will join country duo BIG + RICH for a new tribute to legends like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, called Please Man, on their new album, Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace.


1st September 2006

Quote: "A song like HIPS DON'T LIE has so many sounds from the Caribbean, from Haiti, from Colombia... so we thought that it would be a cool idea to bring other flavours - like the classical Indian dance and the Bollywood concept." Shakira on why she and Wyclef Jean turned their MTV VMAs performance into a Bollywood-style spectacular at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night (31AUG06).


1st September 2006

Quote: "A song like HIPS DON'T LIE has so many sounds from the Caribbean, from Haiti, from Colombia... so we thought that it would be a cool idea to bring other flavours - like the classical Indian dance and the Bollywood concept." Shakira on why she and Wyclef Jean turned their MTV VMAs performance into a Bollywood-style spectacular at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night (31AUG06).


11th August 2006

Quote: "That's the worst isn't it, when radio drives a song into the ground? I think everyone right now is hearing (Shakira and Wyclef Jean's) HIPS DON'T LIE and is p**sed off by it." Pink is aware her single WHO KNEW is overplayed on radio stations around the world.


17th April 2006

Fact: FUGEES star Wyclef Jean will play a taxi driver in new movie ONE LAST THING, a film about the final weeks of a young man who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Jean's father was a cab driver.


1st February 2006

Fact: <p>Wyclef Jean and BLACK EYED PEAS star taboo have both landed roles in Oscar winner Cuba Gooding JR's new cop thriller DIRTY. In the film, Gooding Jr plays an anti-gang police official. </p>


17th October 2005

Fact: <p>Wyclef Jean and EMINEM share the same birthday - both turned 33 today (17OCT05). </p>


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