Wyclef Addresses Charity Fallout: “We Didn’t Get Rich Off Our Own People”

10.19.12 5 years ago 10 Comments

Wyclef sits down with MTV News to address the fallout surrounding his Yele Haiti Foundation.

“When you start an organization, there are gonna be mistakes, but the mistakes were never us banking money in our pockets to get rich on behalf of our people,” he said. “When those kind of mistakes are made within governance, you bring in new accountants, new governance, and that’s what we did. The legacy of Yéle Haiti and why people trust in Yéle Haiti is because it’s not something I created when the earthquake came. This is something I created in 2005. Always remember this: if you decide that you’re not just gonna be musician, you’re not gonna just be a rapper, you’re gonna stand up for something and be in the forefront of it, you’re gonna get challenged constantly.”

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