After taking to Twitter to deny the claims made by several blogs earlier in the day, the three-time Grammy award winning artist told VIBE the allegations are false and there is no relationship between the two. Wyclef adamantly denied the association before stepping on stage in front of a sold out crowd in the venue.
At age 43, Wyclef’s younger days may be behind him but that didn’t stop the former Fugees frontman from embracing the younger generation throughout the night. Uncle Murda was the first guest to appear, followed by Brooklyn’s latest sensation, Troy Ave. Waka Flocka, who invited Wyclef to his Sandy benefit concert in February would later enter the crowd to rap to his signature track “Hard In The Paint.” The Haitian national soccer team also joined Wyclef on stage, as he congratulated them for a recent victory and their success in the World Cup qualifying games.
To our surprise, Papoose hit the stage, addressing his HOT 97 fiasco in the form of a candid freestyle. “There are a whole lot of superstars,” Wyclef shouted, following Papoose’s brief appearance. “But there’s only one Wyclef.” The last leg of his act included several fan favorites, such as “The Sweetest Girl,” “Hips Don’t Lie” and his own rendition of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.”
Before exiting the building, Wyclef had undergone three wardrobe changes: arriving in formal attire, changing to a more casual look and ultimately stripping down to a tank top. His antics were age-defying and his presence was captivating, gravitating the diverse crowd to him all throughout the night. He was even rewarded with a cake by a fan, for the success of his April Showers mixtape. A true entertainer, Wyclef’s New York City appearance concluded on a climax with a packed stage enjoying the soca anthem “It’s Carnival.”