News: Lil Wayne & Diddy To Unite For Haiti Benefit Concert

Monday, Feb 1, 2010 2:25PM

Written by Biz Jones

Lil Wayne and Diddy have reportedly been added to this week's SOS (Saving Ourselves) - Help for Haiti benefit concert.

According to reprots, the televised benefit concert will take place this Friday, February 5th.

Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige and Sean 'Diddy' Combs have announced plans for another Haiti concert. They will join a host of hip-hop acts including Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown and Queen Latifah at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) two hour event 'SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti', which will be broadcast live from Miami on February 5. The event will air on US TV channels MTV, VH1, BET and Centric at 8pm EST. Meanwhile, Wyclef Jean has hinted that his former band Fugees may reform and record a charity single to raise money for the victims of the earthquake. (New Lil Wayne)

Southern rappers Bun B and Slim Thug put together a Haiti benefit event last month.

Bun B has gathered a stellar line-up of Houston artists for a fund raiser event that has been called "Houston For Haiti." The show will take place Monday, January 18 (MLK Day) from 4 to 8 PM at Warehouse Live in Houston. Along with Bun B, Slim Thug, Trae The Truth, ESG, Lil O, Candi Redd, Just Brittany, Corey Mo and The Party Boyz have been confirmed to perform, so far. More artist are expected to join the bill. Local athletes including Vince Young of the Tennesse Titans will also make appearances. "We all need to get involved" says Bun B. "Race, color or creed, we are all Haitians right now, and we need to help our brothers and sisters!" Tickets go on sale today at $ 20 and can be purchased through www.warehouselive.com. (Statement)

Wyclef Jean and actor George Clooney recently hosted the Hope For Haiti telethon.

A host of major U.S. network and cable channels will broadcast a massive charity telethon Friday Jan. 22 for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, the stations announced Friday. George Clooney and Haitian-American Wyclef Jean will host from the U.S., while CNN's Anderson Cooper broadcasts from the devastated Caribbean nation. It will air commercial-free on ABC, BET, CBS, CMT, CNN, NBC, FOX, HBO, MTV, the CW and VH1 at 8 p.m. ET, according to a statement. (My Fox News)

In light of recent controversy surrounding Haiti victims being maced by United Nations officials, Wyclef Jean has said he would address the matter.

"When I saw that macing, Whoo Kid, I was ecstatic and p*ssed off," Wyclef told DJ Whoo Kid in an interview. "I was there doing a food drive and when I was on my way to the food drive, I saw that long line with the UN and it's like, if I was on they line and I was in the front of htat line with the UN, I would have clearly told them you can't mace nobody. If you spend eight or nine days and don't eat, you're gonna wild out. Period. We do not approve the macing and we're not going for it. I'm gonna speak with the head of the UN about that." (Radio Planet TV)

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