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Twelve Rock Stars Who Ran for Public Office

The political aspirations of Sonny Bono, Martha Reeves, Youssou N'Dour and more
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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean's attempt to become the president of Haiti didn't work out so well in 2010. The Electoral Commission ultimately ruled that he didn't meet the residency requirements, and critics said that not speaking fluent French or Creole would be a major problem. Hell, he couldn't even get Pras to support him. Lauryn Hill never weighed in on the matter, but when half of your bandmates are opposed to your run, you have a problem. It's also going to make matters a little awkward at the next Fugees reunion. "Hey Pras, remember that time you told everybody that I shouldn't be president of Haiti? That was messed up."

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