News: Wyclef Jean Addresses Amanda Bynes Hip-Hop Meeting Reports

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 10:30AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The Fugees leader Wyclef Jean has stepped forward to clear the air on reports claiming he is on the verge of making new hip-hop music with troubled Hollywood star Amanda Bynes.

As the chatter started to mount online this week, Clef killed any idea of him working with Bynes in the near future.

"@vladtv false!," Clef tweeted in response to a headline about him working with the 27-year-old. (Wyclef Jean's Twitter)

His camp also issued a statement and denied the reports validity.

Amanda Bynes won't be releasing an album with Wyclef Jean's help any time soon -- reps for the former Fugees rapper tell TMZ, Clef has NO intention to collaborate with the wig-wearing tornado of confusion. Wyclef's management says it's just not gonna happen, telling TMZ, Wyclef has no intention of working with Amanda. In fact, Wyclef's people say he's never even spoken to Amanda. But it's not the end of the world, right? Paris Hilton didn't have Wyclef's help. (TMZ)

A business meeting between Bynes and Clef was scheduled to take place Monday (June 17) night.

Amanda Bynes is meeting up tonight with Wyclef Jean to discuss a possible album collaboration, Chinga Chang Records CEO Dan Herman--who will also be in attendance--exclusively tells E! News. "I think it would be perfect," says Herman. "Linking the two of them will be something major." Wyclef has been very "receptive" to the idea of meeting with Bynes to brainstorm ideas, Hermon says, noting that he's confident such a pairing would be "great." "This album is going to shock the world," he adds. "She has such a great voice. Singers wish they could hit the notes that Amanda does." (E! Online)

Amanda reportedly had a record deal presented to her earlier this month.

Amanda Bynes could be hip-hop's next big thing. Chinga Chang Records, a small New York-based music group, reportedly sees a rap star in the 27-year-old and has extended an offer for a record deal to drop her first album. "She's phenomenal, and that's the crazy thing about this," producer and label CEO Daniel Herman told the Huffington Post on Tuesday. "This is the perfect home. This isn't just a gimmick." (New York Daily News)

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