Wyclef Jean Responds To Accusations Against Y(C)le Haiti

Wyclef Jean responds to the controversy surrounding his charity's finances.

Last week, reports surfaced that indicated Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti charity had been using vast sums of funds for personal expenses and travel. Now, in an interview with MTV, the former Fugee responds to the claims.

Clef denied that such gross personal expenditures happened on his watch, citing Yéle's seven-year legacy is proof of his company's trustworthiness. He added that the public only knows a portion of the truth about Yéle, and trusts that history will be on his side.

"When you start an organization, there are gonna be mistakes, but the mistakes were never us banking money in our pockets to get rich on behalf of our people," he said. "When those kind of mistakes are made within governance, you bring in new accountants, new governance, and that's what we did. The legacy of Yéle Haiti and why people trust in Yéle Haiti is because it's not something I created when the earthquake came. This is something I created in 2005. Always remember this: if you decide that you're not just gonna be musician, you're not gonna just be a rapper, you're gonna stand up for something and be in the forefront of it, you're gonna get challenged constantly."

He added, "As history goes it will protect me. So there's one thing that you might feel now, but 70 years from now, a hundred years from now, when you're not around, facts come out. So history will always be on my side because the truth eventually ends up coming out."

Check out the full interview below.

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9 Comments

  • Anonymous

    stop bitchin' clef is a good dude and he tryna help hungry haitians.

  • Anonymous

    Let's all be sure to still be around in 100 years when the facts finally come out so Wyclef can be vindicated.

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    Sounds like criminal fraud to me.

  • PeoplePlease

    This N-word is full of bullshi**. He has a future in politics or the pulpit. Documented evidence and he still comes with excuses. Throwing Lauryn Hill under the bus to sell records. Dissing Sean Penn when Penn was down in Haiti longer than Wyclef doing more without cameras following him around. Lying about getting shot at. Running for president after the tragedy happens. Even Pras said Wyclef is full of it. Wyclef is the Jesse Jackson of Hip Hop...!!!

    • Bluedevil

      You were very polite. I would have not bleeped out the nword because that's what he is. It's really unfortunate how people from his "beloved" haiti are living in destitute conditions

  • Anonymous

    like Christine replied I'm blown away that any one able to get paid $6043 in 1 month on the computer. have you seen this web page (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/Jcrx2

  • CROOKLYN

    LIKE I SAID BEFORE HE CAME TO HIS DEFENSE IS POOR EXPLANATION MORE EXCUSES HIS WORDS OVER ALLEGATION BUT CLEF DONT GET IT CLEF WORDS DONT HOLD ANY VALUE

  • Anonymous

    This jackass needs to be in jail with Lauryn Hill... dumb, arrogant motherfuckers... though it is amusing how 'gangsta' the Fugees are in retrospect... idiot gangstas but still...

  • Anonymous

    post that picture of wyclef in a speedo on his ducati in his driveway

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