Not quite. Jean decided to fire back at the Penn and former Fugees bandmate Pras the best way he knows how–in song.
During a Hot 97 concert this weekend, Jean changed the lyrics to his 2004 song "President," offering this version instead:
"I got a message for Sean Penn: Maybe he ain't see me in Haiti because he was too busy sniffing cocaine. I got a message for Praswell, even though you don't want to support me, I got love for you, even though you only kicked eight bars in the Fugees."
Ouch. Not very presidential, Mr. Jean.
Penn's rep was quick to respond.
"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 [through] the use of illicit drugs is ludicrous. More specifically, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (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," said the rep in a statement posted on JustJared.
We're guessing there will be more to come.
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