Wyclef Jean: Sean Penn Too 'Coked Up' to See Me in Haiti

Singer slams back after Penn diss over Haitian prez plans
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 6, 2010 3:16 AM CDT
Updated Sep 6, 2010 4:19 AM CDT
Wyclef Jean's Haitian presidential aspirations have been dashed by the govenrment.   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

(Newser) – An angry Wyclef Jean is blasting back at Sean Penn for dissing his plans to run for Haiti's presidency, saying the outspoken actor likely didn't notice his activism in the island nation because maybe "he was too busy sniffing cocaine." Penn slammed the hip-hopper's presidential aspirations by telling Larry King recently that he hadn't "seen or heard anything of him in these last six months" while the actor was working on earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

Jean, who has been blocked by the Haitian government from running for president because he doesn't meet residency requirements, made the comments during a weekend performance in Manhattan, notes Gawker. There's been no immediate response from Penn.

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