Producer and rapper Wyclef Jean announced Saturday that he is going back to school.
Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus annual gala in Washington, D.C., the Haitian-born singer told the audience that he is enrolling in a Bachelor’s degree program in Music at Boston's Berklee College of Music.
Jean has enjoyed incredible success as a producer and member of the chart-topping ‘90s rap group, The Fugees, but now he says with all that success, it is important for him to go back to school and earn a college degree.
He cited the Obama administration – specifically Secretary of Education Arne Duncan – thanking him for the steps he has begun to take to ensure that a quality education is accessible to all young people in America.
“I’m that kid,” he said. “I came from the hut to the projects. Now I live in a mansion.”
Jean, accepting the Congressional Black Caucus’ George Collins Award for Community Service, also took the time to dispel a rumor, he says, won’t go away.
“I am not running for President of Haiti, he confirmed. But he says he wishes his uncle, the Haitian ambassador to the United States, Raymond Joseph, will.