Wyclef Jean Is Going Back to School

Published September 29, 2009

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.

Written by BET.com Staff

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