News: Wyclef Jean Shoves Beef W/Hollywood Star In The "Penn"
Monday, Feb 14, 2011 2:05PM
Gramm-winning rapper Wyclef Jean and Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn finally placed their past differences aside over the weekend after the their public dispute over the Haitian presidency ignited last summer.
According to reports, the two high-profile celebrities squashed their issues Saturday (February 12) night in New York City.
Sean Penn and Wyclef Jean have finally made the peace in their ongoing dispute over the aid work in Haiti. A meeting in New York on Saturday led to an intense 30-minute head-to-head and finally a hug. In the early hours of Saturday morning the pair were thrown together at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York's Times Square where they'd gone to watch a Haitian band called T-Vice. (Monsters & Critics)
Additional accounts claim Penn publicly demonstrated support for Jean at the Manhattan venue.
Drink in hand, Penn then took the mike and gestured at Wyclef and Michel Martelly, who is running for president of Haiti and urged the crowd to support them. He said: "In Haiti, we have got an opportunity as Americans whether you are from Haitian diaspora or pr - - ks like me . . . These two men beside me will lead the way if you support them . . . let's move on for some fun." Also watching was fellow Fugee Pras, actress Paz de la Huerta, actor Jeffrey Wright and nightlife queen Amy Sacco. (New York Post)
Performing at New York radio station Hot 97's Labor Day Weekend 2010 "On Da Reggae Tip Live" concert last fall, Clef aired out his thoughts on Penn.
"If I was president....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 Pras as well, even though you don't want to support me, I got love for you, even though you only kicked 8 bars for the Fugees..." (Miss Info TV)
Prior to Jean withdrawing from the Haiti presidency last summer, Penn inked an open editorial piece questioning the rapper's political office pursuit.
In a story on the Huffington Post, Penn said "My support is with the Haitian people, and whomever they lawfully select as their next President. It is, it seems, folly for we Americans to assume 'our Haitian' is their answer, simply because we enjoy the sense of identification we may feel, or are paid to espouse." Penn concluded his article by saying "The real and devastating human issues in Haiti must be handled and led by a qualified president's deft hand. These elections are crucial, and I have no part in them. Neither should Mr. Jean." (Wall Street Journal)
Check out some recent Wyclef Jean footage down below: