Wyclef Jean running for president of Haiti. The musician who began his career with Lauren Hill in the Fugees has filed papers necessary to proceed with a presidential nomination in his homeland of Haiti. The singer has been involved in humanitarian efforts within Haiti since founding the Yele Foundation in 2008. The charity organization has provided thousands with humanitarian aid in the form of HIV/AIDS education, creating jobs, assisting the homeless, feeding the hungry, and building schools since its creation. The organization had a huge impact in providing relief to victims of the 2010 Haitian earthquake which devestated the already struggling country.
Jean and the Yele Haiti Foundation have faced allegations of corruption and mishandling funds for the organization in recent months. Jean has been accused of having sloppy bookkeeping records, lax business dealings, and even greenlighting a donation of $105,000 to his mistress.
Despite the allegations, perhaps Jean can remix the Haitian government in the same style he revamped the BeeGee's "Staying Alive" since, per a CNN interview with Jean states he "can't sing forever."
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