News: Wyclef Jean's Haiti Shooting Takes Unexpected Twist
Monday, Mar 21, 2011 5:02PM
Activist/rapper Wyclef Jean's weekend Haiti shooting incident has now taken an unexpected turn as new reports claim he did not sustain a bullet wound.
Haiti police claim Clef was only injured by a piece of glass, not a bullet.
Police in Haiti have dismissed singer and songwriter Wyclef Jean's claims that he was shot at citing doctors as confirming that the musician only sustained a minor cut from glass. "We met with the doctor who saw him and he confirmed Wyclef was cut by glass," Vanel Lacroix, police chief in Petionville, told the Daily Mail. Jean also said doesn't know who fired the 'shots', or whether they were directed at him. (International Business Times)
Jean also addressed what went down while lending support for the upcoming Haiti presidential election.
"We hear what's called in Creole 'catoosh,' the sound of the booms. Jumped in the car with [Haitian artist] FanFan, ran, picked my crew up, and went to the nearest hospital -- I think really, I got grazed, I think. Pras, when he put on Twitter that his cousin just got shot in the hand..." (CNN)
Over the weekend, Jean's camp confirmed reports of him being injured.
His rep told E! News on Sunday that the former Fugee suffered "a minor graze to his hand," was bandaged up at a local hospital and sent on his merry, if slightly more cautious, way. But then the questions began: Why was he shot--and in, of all places, his hand? Had the shooter been caught? And then came the oddest query of them all: was it possible that Wyclef was never even shot to begin with? (E! Online)
After rapper Pras broke the news of Jean's injury, artists like Talib Kweli spoke on the seriousness.
"wtf? We NEED Wyclef," he tweeted over the weekend.
"All yall talking about calm down its only his hand would change yall tune if someone was trying to murder you. They wasnt goin for his hand"
"we love Wyclef. Glad he's ok. The man sacrifices for his people." (Talib Kweli's Twitter)
Check out Wyclef Jean speaking on the incident down below: