Wyclef Jean saw his hopes to be President of Haiti dashed last month, when officials ruled the artist ineligible for the position.
You'd think the singer would, therefore, concentrate his efforts on other ways in which he could help his native country. Instead, he's chosen to focus on a petty feud with Sean Penn.
At a concert in New York City on Friday, Wyclef remixed his 2004 single "President," as seen below, and included these lyrics: I got a message for Sean Penn/ Maybe he ain’t see me in Haiti because he was too busy sniffing cocaine.
The immature insult is a response to Penn's reasonable questioning of just how involved Jean has actually been in Haiti's recovery process from this year's fatal earthquake.
In a statement issued through his rep, the Oscar winner replied:“Mr. 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. More specifically, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (a.k.a. JPHRO) has a ZERO tolerance policy for any and all illegal drugs. 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."