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Wyclef Jean returns to his J’ouvert EP to provide some visuals for “The Ring.” The Fugees member goes through a hard sparring session at the gym in the new video, which displays his fighting prowess.
“The smile in my face, behind my back, they hate us/But like Bernie Mac said, I ain’t scared of you motherfuckers/Little Haiti to Sicily, Big Pun, he was a friend to me/Fat Joe, he called me literally/Put me on a track instantly/Caribbean connection put me all the way up/What goes up must go down, so Thugga picked me up/Ay, that’s what I call that street cred/Take your chance in the lobby, you gon’ meet those old dreads,” Wyclef raps in between shots of his training.
Wyclef’s video arrives a few weeks after he made headlines for being racially profiled. Police in Los Angeles wrongly detained the veteran musician in their search for man who robbed a gas station.
Wyclef spoke out about his experience on ABC’s Good Morning America.
“The racial profile point I want to make is basically that I was targeted as a Black man,” Wyclef told ABC’s Robin Roberts. “It’s clear and it was obvious. The way that the cops rushed me [and] the conversation I was having with them, it was a silent and a deaf conversation. I got a chance to see what happens with a citizen versus a police firsthand. I was scared for my life to the point where I could’ve acted different [and] if I had acted different, something else would’ve happened.”
Watch Wyclef’s “The Ring” video below.