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Question: What do you make of all the celebrities recording albums?

Wyclef Jean:  Well, I think whether if it’s Lindsay or Paris, you know, like, people would be like, “Well, why are they doing records?”  You know what I mean?  I think music is self-expression.  Everybody is entitled to express music however they feel and they wanna express it, and I think it’s up to the person to decide what they’re gonna wanna listen to.  You understand?  You gotta choice -- Wyclef-Lindsay.  What do you wanna listen to?  You know, you gotta a choice -- Paris-Alicia Keys.  What do you wanna listen to?  And I think at the end of the day -- you know you can’t knock anyone’s hustle because at the end of the day everyone is just trying to find what works for them best.

 

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