In the wake of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, Wyclef Jean didnt wait for anyone else. He didnt sit on his thumbs and 'hope' for things to get better. He got the fuck up immediately and went down there to help. Everyone knows 'clef is Haitian and has championed many causes relating to Haiti waaaaay before the 'quake hit.
So in lieu of donating to Red Cross, I, like many others felt as if our precious dollars would do better with a more grassroots organization. Personally I felt like the big boys Red Cross and FEMA fumbled the ball with Katrina so I wasnt all that enthused about donating to them this time. Wyclef hits up his twitter fam and encourages folks to donate to his Yele organization and whattya know? Within hours he's raised HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars. Well the sheer gall of this damn rapper to mobilze people and garner this kinda financial support on his own without some big corporation to help! Who the fuck does he think he is?!?!?!?
So now here comes The Smoking Gun with their "report" on some questionable goings ons with 'clef's Yele's Organization. Okay that's cool. I aint believing that hype but can they investigate FEMA and Red Cross with the contributions made in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and then get back to us?
Here's Wyclef's response :
5 years ago