Wyclef Jean Squander Millions of Yele Haiti Foundation Dollars?

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The New York Post reported exclusively that Yele Haiti, the nonprofit Jean founded with Jerry Duplessis in 2005, spent just $5.1 million of its $16 million on earthquake relief efforts. The Post also alleged that the organization solicited questionable agencies to carry out its work and $1 million was paid to a Florida firm that doesn’t seem to exist.

The earthquake killed between 200,000 and 300,000 Haitians and left a million homeless. The country is still in the grip of a cholera epidemic.

For all the desperation, records show that Yele Haiti spent just $5.1 million for emergency relief efforts, including food and water delivery to makeshift survivor camps, according to a review of the charity’s 2010 tax filings, which were obtained by The Post.

Yele Haiti paid five contractors to accomplish its goals, including P&A Construction — which received $353,983 and is run by Warnel Pierre, the brother of Jean’s wife, Claudinette.

A purported Miami business called Amisphere Farm Labor Inc. received a whopping $1,008,000 as a “food distributor.”

No trace of the company could be found last week in the Sunshine State, but records show the company’s head, Amsterly Pierre, bought three properties in Florida last year, including a condo in an upscale waterfront community.

Clef said in a statement Sunday that the allegations are unfounded and that his charity rebuilt an orphanage and provided food and shelter to 250,000 people in need.

Time For Rappers To Take Back The Maybach? Mercedes-Benz AXES Maybach!

Autoweek reports, high ranking Mercedes-Benz sources have confirmed that the underperforming Maybach brand will be officially killed off in 2013.

birdman's 1.5 million dollars maybach landaulet

The decision to disband Mercedes-Benz’s upper luxury marque comes after a decade of disappointing sales for the Maybach 57 and 62 and a recent decision from the German car maker’s chairman Dieter Zetsche not to push ahead with the development replacement models – the likes of which were tentatively due out in 2014 – owing to what one insider describes as a “positive move to focus greater attention on the Mercedes-Benz brand” .

“We’ve come to the conclusion that it is better to cut our losses with Maybach than to continue into an uncertain future with a brand that has failed to live up to original sales expectations,” the insider said. “Plans are already in place to fill the void left by the axing of the Maybach 57 and 62 with the next-generation S-class, which will be offered in three wheelbase variations and six different body styles, including a top-of-the-range S600 Pullman.”

The Maybach epitaph will not be a not pretty one. It was a remarkably cynical effort by Daimler to use the halo of its Mercedes-Benz brand to justify prices of $350,000 to $1.4 million for an inferior automobile wrapped in a glitzy package. Maybach strived for a prestige that it tried to ground on price alone. The wealthy figured it out in a hurry and stayed away in droves. Appearances to the contrary sometimes notwithstanding, the top 0.0001% didn’t accumulate all that money by being stupid.

The Maybach turned out to be a very expensive limo. Bentley and Rolls had histories behind them, and while the Rolls customer expected to be driven in his car, he could, in a pinch, drive it himself. Maybach never made a pretense of being an owner-driven vehicle. Automotive journalists, many of whom insist upon sitting behind the wheel before making a positive judgment on a vehicle, were offered rides as passengers instead. All the action was in the rear seats that reclined like those in an airplane’s business class, with pillowed headrests and extended footrests. The lucky rider could access in-car refrigerators, cigar humidors and other appurtenances thought to be essential for membership in the upper classes.

In 2010 only 157 Maybachs — from a brand nearly a decade old — were sold globally, according to Automotive News, while BMW moved 2,711 similarly priced Rolls.

Should Rick Ross consider a new name for his brand — Maybach Music Group? How does Jay-Z and Birdman feel about Mercedes-Benz officially killing off Maybach?

Previously: Birdman’s Maybach Landaulet [Video]

Beyonce’s BABY Due Date PUSHED UP — She’s 8 Months Pregnant!? [Video]

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Beyonce’s baby goes from being scheduled to arrive in February… to now — Beyonce is going to give birth next month, in December!?!

In October, Beyonce’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told ABC News allegations of Beyonce’s pregnancy being fake is “stupid, ridiculous and false.” But, how did she manage to forget clearing up Beyonce isn’t due in February?

Beyonce sat down to talk about her pregnancy with Australia’s “Sunday Night” news program, where it was revealed that she was due in February. In this latest video, Beyonce reveals she’s 6 months pregnant. Here’s the catch… during the time this video was made — it was only September!?! So she’s due in December.

 

 

50 Cent Cautions T.I. On Twitter: “Don’t Get Emotional Over Your Lady!”

50 Cent cautions T.I. on Twitter, “Don’t get emotional over your lady. [It’ll] get you in some sh*t you don’t want to be in.” T.I. bluntly stated during an interview with VIBE magazine, “a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward.”

Check out 50’s reply below:

Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one. Any other time a nigga done. Get caught with 10 machine gun an silencer then catch a drug charge. You will f**k around and get natural life. This boy got a get outta jail FREE card. Don’t get emotional over your lady. [It’ll] get you in some sh*t you don’t want to be in. If U can get 5 years easy 4 some sh*t and I’m the support of my family. Why would it be wrong if ya lady had to take probation? Shit she ballin to lol – 50 Cent

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One of 50’s 5.2+ million followers tweeted the following message, “@50cent shut up man, you a pussy if you get your girl to take the fall.” Lol, check out Fif’s response:


Shut the f***k up lover boy RT @: @ shut up man, you a pussy if you get your girl to take the fall.
@50cent
50cent

T.I. also responded to 50 Cent with the following tweet:


Straight G code…No “TWEEFIN” here champ!!!! Peace 2da real og’s we out!!!
@Tip
T.I.

Straight G code…No “TWEEFIN” here champ!!!! Peace 2da real og’s we out!!!

Tip’s interview with Vibe below.

Vibe: T.I. on people criticizing Tiny for not taking the drug charge

T.I.: “I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” begins his rant. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”

Vibe: I doubt she would have gotten any time.
T.I.: She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’.“

Vibe: So you didn’t feel you were more valuable to your family, employees and business partners on the street?
T.I.: That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.