Wyclef Jean Resigns From Non-Profit Group For Haiti Presidential Run

Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean has resigned from his chair at the non profit group Yele he founded amid talks of a Haiti presidential run. Wyclef official signed papers yesterday in Haiti to officially launch his campaign for presidency. Jean also owe the IRS millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.

The singer released a statement that he was resigning the chairmanship of Yele Haiti effective immediately Thursday.The Brooklyn, N.Y.-raised entertainer was headed to his native Haiti and was expected to officially file his election papers Thursday afternoon at the provisional electoral council in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

“For the past five years, Yéle has been a huge part of life for me, my wife, Claudinette, and the rest of our family, and I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish for the country and people we love,” Wyclef said in the statement.

“I have learned many important lessons from my experience with Yéle, most notably the incredible power of individuals united by a sense of purpose and community,” the hip hop veteran said.

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