Wyclef Jean will not be gone till November because he’ll be performing at a veterans’ group’s fundraiser during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 29.
The hip-hop star is replacing country music singers Willie Nelson and Randy Travis who dropped out of the “Got Your 6” event that will be hosted by John McCain’s daughter Meghan and wife Cindy.
Even though the McCains are hosting it, the event may not be as Republican as it seems. Tampa Bay has more details: > First it was Willie Nelson headlining the ballyhooed Got Your 6 gala at the Dallas Bull during the Republican National Convention. Then Willie dropped out, and Randy Travis got involved – that is, before the country star got into trouble, not to mention naked and arrested, down in north Texas last Tuesday. >
> Now hip-hop icon Wyclef Jean is the latest star to sign up to help Got Your 6, a nonpartisan organization that assists the military reintegrate into civilian life. The former Fugee, and Haitian hero, will play Aug. 29 at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa. >
> The night is co-sponsored by Got Your 6 and Lifetime Television, and will be co-hosted by Meghan and Cindy McCain, plus Republican governors and members of Congress. The late-night party will run from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. As well as Wyclef’s gig, Meghan will be signing copies of her new book, America, You Sexy B—-.
This post has been updated since publication.