Sean Penn Responds to Wyclef Jean's Freestyle Dis
According to MTV, a statement released by a spokesperson for Penn read.
Sean Penn has released what MTV is calling "a measured response" to the "harsh lyrical attack" from Wyclef Jean as the two continued their public rap battle over 'Clef's failed bid to run for the presidency of Haiti. More details of Sean Penn's statements against Wyclef on the other side.
Jean is clearly unfamiliar with the physical demands put upon
volunteers in Haiti," "As aid workers there, the notion of depleting
the body's immune system thru the use of illicit drugs is ludicrous."MTV went on to report:
The letter was in part a response to some
new lyrics Jean threw down at Hot 97's On Da Reggae Tip concert in New
York on Friday. He switched up the verses to his 2004 song "President"
in order to take aim at Penn and his former Fugees bandmate Pras, who
both questioned Wyclef's fitness to run earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
got a message for Sean Penn: Maybe he ain't see me in Haiti because he
was too busy sniffing cocaine," Jean sang at the show on Friday,
adding, "I got a message for Praswell, even though you don't want to
support me, I got love for you, even though you only kicked eight bars
in the Fugees."
Penn, who has lived in a
tent in Haiti since just after January's earthquake, also used his
statement to explain to 'Clef exactly what he's been doing on the
ground and why the lyrical roundhouse failed to connect.
specifically, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (a.k.a. JPHRO) has a ZERO
tolerance policy for any and all illegal drugs," Penn's statement said,
referring to the non-governmental organization the actor co-founded to
help the island just hours after the quake hit. "As the leader of this
organization, Sean Penn has not only set this policy, but adheres to
it. That Mr. Jean would make such a false accusation is reckless and
saddening, but not surprising."
spoke about his plans to run for Haiti's head of state on CNN's "Larry
King Live" in August, Penn, who was also a guest on the show, expressed
concerns about the singer's motivations for seeking political office.
now, I worry that this is a campaign that is more about a vision of
flying around the world, talking to people. It's certainly not one of
the youth drafting him. I would be quite sure that this is an influence
of corporations here in the United States and private individuals that
may well have capitalized on his will to see himself flying around the
world," Penn said.
The actor also wrote in
a Huffington Post column that despite Jean's public support for the
island nation, the MC wasn't around during critical moments after
Haiti's devastating January earthquake.
was there for those six months after the earthquake and so many of us
on the ground wondered where he was when that kind of attention was so
necessary and absent, and why he was NOT helping to keep this desperate
situation in the news," he wrote. "None among us felt or expressed
anger toward it, but rather a universal sadness for his silence, as he
is America's most admired cultural link to Haiti."
Its interesting how biased MTV labeled Penn's statement measured and Wyclef's freestyle harsh. It there a little white bias going on here?
Date Submitted: 9/7/2010 2:00 PM
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