One week after a earthquake shattered his homeland, Haitian-born singer/songwriter Wyclef Jean stood before assembled journalists at a press conference with tears falling down his cheeks, and lied his azz off.

Wyclef called the press conference to defend his so-called charity, Yele, from accusations of sloppy record keeping, money mismanagement and self-profiting from the misfortune of others.

"Have we made mistakes? Yes," Jean said Monday. "Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefit? Absolutely not."

Wyclef went on to recount how he helped pick up dead bodies from the ravaged streets of Haiti. Yet the day before the press conference, while his people were still buried alive under rubble, Wyclef was basking in the glare of hot lights on the sunny beaches of Miami shooting a video to beg for even more money for a charity that doesn't even have a staff or the resources to help with disaster relief.

Wyclef spent only 2 short days in Haiti before returning to the states on Saturday (Jan. 16). He hasn't been back to Haiti since.


Today, Oprah will air a one hour special on Haiti with performances by Rihanna and Maxwell. Wyclef will talk about his couple of days there and beg for more money.

On Friday, Wyclef will shoot a two-hour telethon with celebrities such as George Clooney, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, Justin Timberlake and CNN's Anderson Cooper who helped save a wounded boy from a mob in Haiti this week.

The money will be divided up between Yele and other charity organizations already on the ground in Haiti helping the people.

  • FloridaChick813

    Oohhh man.. Here we go again..

  • brucebaner1

    Come on Sandra - He's doing some good for his people..........shaking head

  • Krysi J

    you know what I really hate, is how everytime I accidently click on a blank area of your page...I gotta get "Girlfriends DVD" pop ups all over my computer screen. AIN nobody checking FOR GIRLFRIENDS no more!!!!

    ON TOPIC

    I need my toes repainted :coffee: *looking at white and pink tips faded on the big toes*

    ASAP!!!

    Sandra give it a rest. :yawn:

  • M3z

    It's only been 1 week...he's going back this weekend! If he's a con then why have independent agencies assessed his organization as legit? It's hard to start an NGO and keep it going..I applause Wyclef for his organization.

    What about the Redcross? Where is our 100 milli going? I haven't seen that much relief on the ground....How about a story on them?

  • Kat

    Sandra is so raw! LOL! I hope Wyclef isn't pocketing this money tho...that would be oh so wrong.

  • FloridaChick813

    KRYSI J -- Whats up girl????

    I gotta raise today WHOOO WHOOO :danban:

  • wtf

    personally i am torn on this..i feel i would rather see some of these celebrities set an example..go to haiti and lend a hand..we have enough of them asking for donations but where are they on the field where they are needed??? go help over there but i can bet none of them would leave the comfort for thier homes...wyclef is one of them that i feel he has done enough begging...go do the work now..many people are doing the asking for donations now get your hands dirty...

    though i feel for haiti, most of these celebrities get a side eye from me...defjam couldnt even send a tweet on behalf or rihanna to donate but they send one about her performing??? #notright but hey GOD knows peoples hearts so wont judge but will say my piece!!

  • Lexus

    Sandra, no comment on Rhianna's :coffee: performance on Oprah.

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    :offtopic:

    Found this on RWS it made lol does Bey ever get a break. But this is soooo true.
    *************
    In the new issue of Allure Magazine when asked about the word 'Bootylicious' being added to the Oxford Dictionary Beyonce says, "I actually wish it was another word that I created. I wish it didn't have 'booty' in it." Now correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Snoop Dogg say, "Your bark was loud, but your bite wasn't vicious. And them rhymes you were kickin were quite bootylicious" way back in 1993 on F*ck wit Dre Day? I'll admit Beyonce made the word popular with her 2001 song by the same name, but to say she created it, is a bit of a stretch.
    **************************
    I wonder if she steals soap & towels out of hotels also? :shrugs:

  • http://sandrarose.com Ms.kaylamomma

    SR Fam keep :pray: for the people of Haiti. Give money to what ever organization you wish to give. Sometimes people have more energy for creating controversy than actually helping and doing positive things :coffee:

  • FloridaChick813

    :rofl: @ iscream

    Probably takes extra ketchup and mayo packets from fast food places too :lolol:

  • http://sandrarose.com Ms.kaylamomma

    High five @ Florida, now let me borrow a dollar... j/k :lol:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    even if he only spent 2 days in haiti helping thats 2 days more than these other celebrities

  • FloridaChick813

    :lolol: @ Ms.kaylamomma

    Girl GOD is GOOD all the TIME :D

  • http://sandrarose.com Ms.kaylamomma

    @ iscream, nope, they are not giving Beyonce a break. :lol: Poor Bey.

  • http://sandrarose.com Ms.kaylamomma

    And all the time God is good @ Florida. :yes:

  • Anna

    FloridaChick813 Says:

    I gotta raise today WHOOO WHOOO
    ~~~~~~~~~
    I love when that happens. Congrats.

  • Anna

    “I actually wish it was another word that I created.
    ~~~~~
    What other word does she think she created? Or is this like her adding a word to a song and saying she wrote the whole damn song.

  • VIBABY

    Lol @ Iscream... I aint neva heard that Snoop song so they better LEAVE BEY ALONE! lol

    @ Florida Dont act like you dont take extra ish from fastfood places. Please dont let me think its just me...lol

  • Krysi J

    KRYSI J — Whats up girl????

    I gotta raise today WHOOO WHOOO
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    HEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYY *hands in the air* congratulations boo!!! I'll :blunt: :koolaid: TO THAT!!!

  • FloridaChick813

    @ anna - Thanks lady! I'm especially excited because it was unexpected :D

  • in2wishon

    Bootylicious is a ghetto word...Beyonce was tacky for that...now she shame...don't be shame heffer...you ghetto heaux>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • FloridaChick813

    @ VIBABY -- Who are you? The condiment police?? :lolol: J/K

    But yes, im guilty of taking a few extra, but usually only from the chinese people, I LOVE duck sauce :D

    But Im the extra napkin taker, I have to make sure I keep some in the glove box :thumbsup:

  • FloridaChick813

    @ Krysi J -- Okay girl!!!! Where we goin for lunch? lol :D

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    @vibaby

    Nope :nono: that is for sure a very popular Snoop song. They even had a video for it. It was the song when they were dissing Eazy E.

    May be the video when the pour the beer over the girls head @ the party.

    But in Bey's defense its yt who probably said she created it :lol:

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Hey Family :)

    I saw on CNN this morning that the IRS investigation found "little wrongdoing".

  • http://mrswindycity.blogspot.com Windycitychick

    wtf Says:

    personally i am torn on this..i feel i would rather see some of these celebrities set an example..go to haiti and lend a hand..we have enough of them asking for donations but where are they on the field where they are needed??? go help over there but i can bet none of them would leave the comfort for thier homes…wyclef is one of them that i feel he has done enough begging…go do the work now..many people are doing the asking for donations now get your hands dirty…

    though i feel for haiti, most of these celebrities get a side eye from me…defjam couldnt even send a tweet on behalf or rihanna to donate but they send one about her performing??? #notright but hey GOD knows peoples hearts so wont judge but will say my piece!!

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    WITH THE AFTER SHOCKS GOING ON THOSE CELEBRITIES ARENT GOING OVER THERE!

    I GIVE HIM PROPS FOR DOIONG WHAT HE DID.... HES DOING 'SOMETHING' FOR HIS PEOPLE

  • Al-Ameera

    In my DMX voice, here we go again.

    The charity is fine and not only that Spirit Airlines, if you sign up for a credit card or something they are donating $75 USD to Yele. Now not that they are the number one airline in the world but they are a corporate comapny no less and why would they attach their name to this charity if there was any serious questions about fraud being involved?

  • FloridaChick813

    Just an FYI.. I just read on the news that Haiti had another severe aftershock this morning..

  • Quitta

    Ay Ay Ay!!! Congrats Florida!!! :dance:

  • Al-Ameera

    My point is that at the end of the day who is a celebrity? A celebrity is a famous person emphasis on the word PERSON. If a celebrity should go over there, then EVERYONE else should go too. No shade @ WTF but are you leaving the comfort of your own home to go to Haiti to get your hands dirty? Like do celebrities have super powers or something? No they are real people with families and in truth are probably scared just like or even more scared than the people of Haiti to be over there. Just because God has blessed them with a bit of fame they are no better nor are the more accountable. We are all the same. People help the way they can or they see fit. People with money give more cuz they can, just like people with more time on their hands can give that.

  • FloridaChick813

    @ Quitta -

    THANK YA LADY!!!!

    ITS A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! :D

    How are you?? and the lil one??

  • VIBABY

    lmao @ Florida Girl I was asking/recruiting so I wouldnt be the only one. I am baaaad with the napkins and the duck sauce too. I have to take extra because the hubby never brings enough back. I hate when the employees try to ration shyt out and give you 1 or 2. Thats when I have to ask if I need to pay for more with a little bit of tone..lol

    @ Isc I'm trying to help ma girl... so leave me alone too..lol

  • Krysi J

    @ Krysi J — Okay girl!!!! Where we goin for lunch? lol
    --------------------------------------------------------

    WELCOME TO MOES!!!!......MOES....I've been craving a HOMERECKER!!

    AKA Alicia Keys/Fantasia special! They should call it Mashonda blues with black beans and rice.....

    In my DMX voice, here we go again.
    -----------------------------------------

    glad im not the only movie quoter in here anymore....by the way that was "BELLY" :grin:

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    The biggest con artist in entertainment? I think that there are several other artists that are ahead of Wyclef in terms of coning the public.

    And once again, I think this takes away from what could be a discussion on helping those affected in Haiti.

  • ro

    THE IRS SAID HE DID NOTHING WRONG sandra rose! WHO IN THE HELL YOU GETTING YOUR INFO FROM? OH, I FORGOT! FOX (KKK) NEWS! YOU JUST LIKE GLEN (ALWAYS CRYING AZZ) BECK. YOU DON'T INVESTIGATE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, PEOPLE EMAIL YOU INFO, AND YOU JUST GO FOR IT, AND YOU LOVE IT WHEN IT CONCERN A BLACK PERSON! ALWAY GIVING WRONG INFO sandra rose!

  • Quitta

    @ You're welcome! And I know you deserve it! :claps: Just don't be like me and :snort: it all away. LOL. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. LOL.

    We're doing good! Same sh*t different day ya know. LOL. Thanks for asking. How are you and your lil dude?

  • FloridaChick813

    :lolol: @ VIBABY -

    I always take FULL ADVANTAGE of the freebies!!
    ______________

    :lolol: @ Krysi J --

    You silly

  • Daisy

    Jesus Wept

  • FloridaChick813

    LMAO @ Quitta - GIrl you better be jokin, or imma have to smack fire from that a$$.. LOL.. But that was funny though..

    Glad to hear all is well with you and lil man.. Everything is good over this way too.. Although I just had to email my lil mans teacher to check on him, because this morning he was crying when I dropped him off && he never does that.. I tend to worry.. :-|

  • VIBABY

    Quitta :rofl: You're a damn fool...hahahah

    @ Florida Thats what I'm saying. Why the employees act like that though? I mean how much does a damn packet of duck sauce really cost? lol

    And I would check on my son too. When ever I pick him up from school and he is not smiling I hit him with 20 questions. I will not be the last to know anything about my child. You're just being a good mommy.. :)

  • Quitta

    Yes, of course I am. LOL. I ain't ready for no slam dunk like Flo gave Amber. LOL.

    Awww. I hope he's alright. Was he upset about something? What his teacher say? Like 2 weeks ago my lil baby (yes he's still my baby, lmao) was upset, but I ain't have to check cause it was me that upset him. LOL.

  • onlinefan

    i haven't figured out which charity is best to give my money to yet but i am probably going to go with yele and unicef.

    i have started gathering supplies/food/clothes for the various drives that have been set up around town.

  • FloridaChick813

    LOL @ VIBABY

    I always hit him with the 20 questions too... He's just like his hard headed dad though, sometimes he doesnt like to talk, but when he gets ready, he comes and lets me know.

    @ Quitta - Girl he was upset because I wouldnt let him play on the computer this morning.. But we dont have time for all time.. And he said real school is boring and he just wants to go to daycare and play. :rolleyes: But girl you aint wrong, cause even when they are grown and taller than us, they will still be our "babies" :D

    Oh and shame on you for upsetting that boy.. :lol:

  • Quitta

    @ Florida, it was something similar, I told him off cause he wanted to take that damn DS game with him. LOL.

  • Al-Ameera

    glad im not the only movie quoter in here anymore….by the way that was “BELLY”
    **************************

    You got Krysi...Movie was hilarious, I stay quoting that and Baby Boy for jokes.

  • FloridaChick813

    @ Quitta -- OMG!!!!!! My lil man is obssessed with his DS too.. But tonight is his night at his dads, so I let him put it in his bookbag.. I always bark on him about not taking it out while he's at school, so Im hoping he knows better :rolleyes: Although I remember being a child, and wanting to be "cool".. So he probably took it out by now..

  • PAHairston

    Hesitate about sending money to Haiti, you don't trust most organizations that are currently begging us for our money? Then do something BIG! Adopt a Haitian child. They would appreciate the 'good life' we live in America much, much more than most of the heathens we've managed to rear. And I said most not all but most. As for Wyclef, he will have to answer to a higher power, that is, IF he's a liar and a cheat. I feel sorry for him, being from Haiti and all. Peace.

  • PAHairston

    And read up on Yellowstone Natl park, one of the largest super volcanoes in the world, 30+ miles wide, watched 24/7 by scientist who anticipate the worse. When it blows, it'll destroy everything within a hundred mile radius PLUS create a winter that will last for 2 yrs, around the world. (It'll destroy a lot of the mid-west, which produces much of our food.) A time bomb waiting to happen, not if but when. It blew over 600,000 yrs ago and scientist say it's overdue. Back in Jan 09, major earthquake activity beneath this volcano, didn't make most papers 'cause they don't want folks to panic. I say just be ready, spiritually. Peace.

  • Krysi J

    You got Krysi…Movie was hilarious, I stay quoting that and Baby Boy for jokes.

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    what about method man as MIKE LUV

    "Is this the illest niccah in NEBRASKA???!!"

    Mike Epps with dem raggedy as pony tails in his head

    "yea thats dem...dey slanging REAL good, REAL good"

    and CAIN off Menace Society as RICO with dat fukked up flipped wig on!!

    *eating a bannana*

    "I might have tah....might have tah drop ah dime on dem niccERs.........I don't like dat shyt.....I don't like dat shyt."

    :rofl: HILLARIOUS INDEED!

  • Lala11_7

    I've been following Wyclef since he started Yele...and having worked for a non-profit...the biggest AA college educational non-profit in this country...I KNOW FIRST HAND THE TOMFOOLERY AND B.S. THAT GOES ON WITH OTHER FOLKS MONEY!!!

    I didn't get that impression from Wyclef...in fact, he's one of the "few" celebrities over the years that has started a charity that has "done what its suppose to"...

    Wyclef learned an INVALUABLE LESSON these past few days...one that obviously....he has forgotten over the years...(money makes you do that)...

    WHEN YOU ARE BLACK...YOU BETTA MAKE SURE ALL YOUR **** IS IN PERFECT ORDER...

    And there you go...

  • http://twitter.com/crislex Crislex

    Sandra,

    I continue to think that your blessing may not always come through like you plan. And I believe this to be true because for blacks that are doing some good in this world you continuously smite them and belittle any thing precious that they do to better this sick fcuked up world. Are there things that you asked GOD, Allah, Krishna or whome ever, that you did not recieve? I really wonder. Cause all this negativity that most people left behind in the year before, your still carrying it over into this year. It really does make me think that you would rather see a black person make a fool of them selves than to do something good and prick and pry about their intentions of those deeds. I hope that one day in your blogs that you change the tone of who you choose to belittle and find ALL the information your supposed to gather before you throw mud on peoples names who are really working on to better this world, then maybe, MAYBE your GOD you worship will bless you.

  • misslee21

    Sandra I agree. Wyclef is a con!

  • pointhimout

    rhianna performing on oprah....too easy.

  • FloridaChick813

    what about method man as MIKE LUV

    “Is this the illest niccah in NEBRASKA???!!”
    ______________________

    LMFAOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was my part!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Is you bout it bout it fool??"

    :rofl:

  • Krysi J

    “Is you bout it bout it fool??”
    :rofl:
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    ROFLMAO!!!......gurl Method Man did that shyt..!!! :rofl:

    "I rocks DOLO from State to sTATE"

  • FloridaChick813

    @ Krysi J -

    :rofl:

    Yes girl, he did that part!!!!!!! Method Man is my booo :hump:

    :offtopic: On another site I see a bish is saying she is 27 years old and never had an orgasm before... Poor thing.. Whats the point in having s3x if he cant make you orgasm??

  • Krysi J

    On another site I see a bish is saying she is 27 years old and never had an orgasm before… Poor thing.. Whats the point in having s3x if he cant make you orgasm??
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    WTF?? put ya lighters up for a moment of silence please

    *PAUSE*

    um um um ....."thats sO sad" -Jeezy

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Whatever mismanagement of his charity occurred he is continuing his efforts. Even while you dissed him throughout this story you were mentioning multiple high level things he is doing to raise funds and awareness. I don't think the hard time he is getting is justified.

  • ro

    HATEFUL sandra rose, wycelf was just on orhap, and he was out there on the field in haiti, he explain himself! DO YOU FEEL AT LEAST A BIT STUPID FOR JUMPING THE GUN FOR THE WHITE MAN INTO DISSING THIS MAN PASSION FOR HIS PEOPLE? oh, I forgot, you don't even love your blackness! and you're black and greasy as hell!

  • Al-Ameera

    Krysi J Says:

    “Is you bout it bout it fool??”

    ——————————————————–

    ROFLMAO!!!……gurl Method Man did that shyt..!!!

    “I rocks DOLO from State to sTATE”
    ******************************
    Classic!

  • Kimi

    While I do feel Wyclef cares about his people and genuinely wants to help them, I can't shake the nagging feeling that he is enjoying the national attention and time in the spotlight that he's been recieveing since this tradegy happened. I really don't know what to think :confused: