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Wyclef Jean Snaps Back at Sean Penn in Song

Wyclef Jean Snaps Back at Sean Penn in Song

Wyclef Jean kills Sean Penn softly with his song as he performs a re-make of his 2004 song, “President,” at Hot 97′s On the Reggae Tip Concert in New York City on Friday (September 3).

After Sean, 50, and former Fugees bandmate Pras, 37, criticized Wyclef‘s highly publicized bid and subsequent withdrawal from the Haitian presidential race, the 40-year-old Yéle Haiti Foundation founder had some choice words for the two of them.

Here are some of Wyclef‘s lyrics: “I got a message for Sean Penn/ Maybe he ain’t see me in Haiti because he was too busy sniffing cocaine/ I got a message for Praswell/ Even though you don’t want to support me/ I got love for you/Even though you only kicked 8 bars in the Fugees.”

Watch Wyclef‘s performance below!

Wyclef Jean Sings Sean Penn Song
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Credit: Gustavo Caballero, Alberto E. Rodriguez; Photos: Getty
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  • ninitos

    thank God he couldn’t run for president, he really is dumb!

  • LadyB

    If he’s saying that in his songs, then he’s not fit to be a President of a country.

  • Sara


  • SayWhat?!

    Haiti does not need an arrogant President!

  • fresh

    Really mature Wyclef. You would never make it as President if you can’t take a few attacks on your character. Grow up.

  • Marie

    WOW, this is so childish. I will always respect Wyclef for his Fugees days, but if he can’t take the criticism at heart he is not fit to run a country (not that he’s ever been).

  • chriss

    what a child.

  • Leni

    Well I guess that’s a no to a Fugees reunion then…

  • JC

    Just what Haiti needs, a president with the maturity of a 13 year old.

  • Franck

    WTF !!!!
    Go away Wiclef ! This is just so pathetic ! And after you say you can run a country ? Come on ! Stick to your label then “Looser” !
    Sean did and still doing an amazing job and by the way without any publicity or credit !

  • Lurker

    Who the hell is advising this moron? He proves once again what an idiot he is.

  • what?

    And he wanted to be President? Grow some cujones Clef…

  • lmao

    What a freaking baby he is

  • LOL

    Both d o u c h e bags

  • mary

    even though it may have been immature, i’m glad someone finally stuck to Sean Pen the idiot self righteous loser.

  • ms bar jolie gaga

    gee, if that wasn’t proof that he is not fit to be president! what would he do if the president of bosnia or france attacked his policies, call them out in a song? this guy has NO qualifications to be president, can’t speak the languages of the country, bvarely can speak proper english despite living in the us for almost all his life, AND did not bother to be a resident of the country – a requirement- before running and now attacks people in this childish way. please make this egotistical, tax evading, foundation money stealing LOON go away! for the sake of the haiti people, wyclef, scram!

  • Iffy Miffy

    And this man thinks he’s fit to be a president of a country. Talk about delusional and pathetic!
    @mary – yes, Penn is such a loser – are you special or something? The man busted his gut working in Haiti, it is well documented!

  • DS

    seriously?? Sean Penn CLEARLY said in the article that nothing he said was in ANY way personal, so to attack him in this way by saying that he’s “sniffing cocain” is just effin low.

    uh.. silly man, i just lost all my respect for you.

  • allison

    jared, pras is 37, going on 38 next month. i knew there was no way he could be that young when the fugees hit it big.

  • rm


  • ms bar jolie gaga

    sean penn used his OWN money to go down to haiti as soon as the earthquake hit and has been there since. i don’t care if the man is sniffing lue everyday. he is helping. wyclef should think about that before outing a foreigner who is trying to help a country he has no personal connection too. also, wyclef was running for president, this is soooo low of him for a potential candidate. so crass and classless. then again, he is just a buffoon. ego is huge. the guy owes millions to the irs. he needs to shut up.

  • Jaye

    That was childish, wasn’t it?

  • lexi21

    Wyclef is mad because he can’t handle the truth, plain and simple. Wish he would go somewhere. Team Sean!

  • CJ

    Sorry but Sean attacked him first and not in a nice way..Sean does not know what Wyclef does or did in Haiti so Sean should have shut his pie hole…I like Sean but he thinks he is the only one that does good in Haiti..

  • mary

    @Iffy Miffy: yes I am, I AM VERY SPECIAL…you?

  • JC


    That’s nice. Sean Penn gets involved in humanitarian efforts and that makes him a “self righteous loser”? He doesn’t just organize some stupid telethon from Hollwood, get some celebrities to throw some money at the cause, and call it a day. He goes to these places like New Orleans and Haiti and puts his hands on the bodies. I wish the world had more self righteous losers like him.

  • ms bar jolie gaga

    sean did not attack him first. sean was on larry king and asked what he thought and he spoke the truth for the sake of the haitian people as no one was willing to speak up against wyclef. give me a break. sean was simply stating wyclef was not prepared nor present enough to be president. and obviously, the haitian courts agree because they found that he had not resided in the country for the last 5 years. that is the requirement so why is wyclef trying to get around it? he never denies he was not a resident , he just says he should be given a pass because he worked as some ambassador. whatever crook. go away! wyclef=crook.

  • LYNN

    I like both of them. I must say Sean Penn attacked him first by saying wyclef is not in the country enough and I do believe he question some of wyclef funds and what does he do with the money that he is raising through charity. I did not hear one of you attack Sean ‘s attack against wyclef. I hate it happened since wyclef is a friend of Brad. I was shocked at Penn accusation.

  • LYNN

    I would think every citizen of Haiti knows who Wyclef is and they know how long he has resided in the country and there would have been a loud outcry against his running. I hope you people dont think those people are so dumb to let it happen. Even America would not let it happen.

  • mary

    @JC: Do you think Sean Penn is going to read this and e-mail you to be his friend because you stick up for him? You a loser to baby!!! He he he!!

  • Blue

    This man wants to be President?! How hilarious and sad at the same time.

  • bob



    Sean Penn has spent six months in a friggin tent trying to help the Haitian people. he DID NOT have to do that. Wyclef is a narcissist who wants only to help HIMSELF to more fame and power.

    The people of Haiti are suffering and all Wyclef can think about is his ego. Sick!

    Go away, Wyclef.

  • bob



    Sean Penn has spent six months in a friggin tent trying to help the Haitian people. he DID NOT have to do that. Wyclef is a narcissist who wants only to help HIMSELF to more fame and power.

    The people of Haiti are suffering and all Wyclef can think about is his ego. Sick!

    Go away, Wyclef.

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