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Wyclef Jean was not shot, but cut by glass

Haitian Police and Doctor who treated Wyclef Jean denied the story that he was hit by a bullet on the day before the election in Haiti. According to International Business Time that met with the doctor, "Jean was received a minor cut on his right hand from a glass. Also Police Chief of Petionville, Vanel Lacroix, confirmed that his investigation revealed that Jean was only cut by glass.

Here is a picture of the hand claimed by Jean was hit by bullet:

In an interview given to CNN, Wyclef jean said: "We hear what is called in Haitian Creole "Katoush" the sound of the boom.

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Wyclef Jean was shot in Port-au-Prince on the eve of Haiti Run-off election

It was confirmed by my own sources that Wyclef Jean was in fact shot yesterday in Delma. According to his spokesperson, Cindy Tanenbaum, the wound was superficial. Wyclef Jean was taken immediately to the Hospital, and because the injury was not severe, he was released soon after.

So far, the election day is unfolding in a relatively calm environment. There have been some poling places that opened late. In one center, it was reported that by mid-day the election materials were still not in place and consequently the voters were unable to exercise their voting rights.

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Rumor of Wyclef Jean being shot on Saturday, but can not be confirmed

According to unconfirmed report received by the "Haitian Joudalist" an armed individual fired on the the vehicle that was transporting Wyclef Jean.

The "Haitian Joudalist was also told that Former Fugee member Pra confirmed this report that in deed Wyclef Jean was shot and that he was in the hospital. He also stated that Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand and will be fine.

Here is the picture provided:

However, our investigation so far could not confirm this. The "Haitian Joudalist already contacted several sources, but none of them could confirm that Wyclef Jean in fact was shot on Saturday

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It must be love, Sean Penn and Wyclef Jean make-up on Valentine's weekend

This happened last weekend. The "Haitian Joudalist" learned from New York Post that Sean Penn and Wyclef jean ironed out their differences over the weekend and had become friends again. This is definitely a sign of love on this Valentine's day.

I was told that Sean Penn and Wyclef Jean met for about 30 minutes in a dressing room, during a Valentine's Day party where the Haitian band T-Vice was performing. Witnesses reported the two came out of their meeting hugging each other.

It must have been love!

Do you remember when Wyclef Jean had decided to run for president of Haiti? Actor Sean Penn did not say any kind words or words of encouragement for the Hip Hop artist. Instead, Penn thought that Wyclef was an opportunist who was using the Haitian crisis for his own gain. Wyclef responded by accusing Sean Penn of using Crack Cocaine.

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Wyclef Jean contributed to Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to step down - Video

February 11, 2011 was a great day for the Egyptian people when a thirty year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak ended.

The straw that finally broke the camel's back is likely to be this Freedom song from Wyclef Jean.

What do you think about this: Wyclef uploaded this song on Youtube in the morning of February 11, and by the afternoon, Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak called quit.

Here is part of the message found in Wyclef's song created for the people of Egypt:

" If the Pyramids could talk, they probably would say we want freedom.
"Caro wants freedom"
"The youth want freedom. They want a peaceful solution"
"Allea has not forgot. He is grateful".

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Wyclef Jean, a very generous man to Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus

The Haitian Joudalist learned that why most employers are laying off their employees, Wyclef Jean was so satisfied with Yele Haiti worker Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus that he gave her a pay increase of $42,000 in 2010. According to New York post, Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus was paid a total of $147,000, a $42,000 increase from 2008.

That is not all, Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus is currently making close to $15,000 more a year than the current president of Yele Haiti charity organization, She was also promoted as the Vice-President.

According to past rumors, in 2008 Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus served as Wyclef Jean's personal assistant and was romantically involved with him.

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Wyclef jean owes $2.1 million to IRS in Taxes for 2010

The Haitian musician, record producer and politician Wyclef Jean owes the IRS $2.1 million, according to Federal tax liens that were filed against him.

Wyclef's waterfront mansion located in Miami Beach, Florida has been repossessed by the bank since November 2008. According to report obtained by the Haitian Joudalist, The property was valued at $1.4 million. Wyclef took a mortgage for $2 million; however he fell behind in payments.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donate to Haiti earthquake relief

Angelina jolie is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation High Commission for Refugees. Following the Haiti earthquake of 2010, she made a trip to the island in support of the victims.

Previously, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both visited Haiti. With an invitation from the Haitian hip hop star Wyclef Jean, Angelina and Brad visited a school that received support from the Haitian artist through his charity organization Yele Haiti. Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt have so far this year donated $1 million to charity work, through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

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Wyclef Jean Solo Musical Career

Wyclef Jean began his musical career as part of a group, but with his solo career he was able to emerge and make a name for himself as an individual.

Since beginning his solo venture in 1997 he has recorded 8 studio albums and produced music for the likes of Destiny's Child and Santana. To this day he is still making music for people to enjoy.

Wyclef's long solo career began in 1997 with his first album named "Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars" or "The Carnival" for short. With this album he made a name for himself when it was certified Platinum and sold 5 million copies worldwide.

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Wyclef Jean and the Fugees

During the mid-190 Wyclef Jean was best known for being a part of the musical group, the Fugees. The group was comprised of Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Jean's cousin as well as fellow Haitian immigrant Prakazrel "Pras" Michel.

During their active years between 1992 and 1997 Wyclef Jean and the Fugees were signed to Ruffhouse Records, a record label started as joint project with Columbia Records.

The group recorded three albums during their active years in the 90's including "Blunted on Reality", "The Score", and "Bootleg Versions". While "Blunted on Reality" and "Bootleg Versions" did well, the most popular was "The Score". This Fugees album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and U.S. R&B charts, sold over 18 million copies worldwide, and even earned the group two Grammy awards.

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