Wyclef Nabs Mya, Pras, Others For Haitian Benefit, Plans To Join Jamiroquai At Woodstock

Nas didn’t make it, but Usher, Mya, Pras, Eagle Eye Cherry, and Black Eyed Peas turned up in Miami on Saturday to help Wyclef Jean stage his “Carnival 1999″ Haitian Benefit Concert.

“I think the history of these concerts is basically to bring everyone together,” Wyclef told MTV News at Saturday’s show. “Every year I do it, I want to see more of a mixed people get together. I don’t want people to think I do this for one race, you know. I do it for everybody.” [RealVideo]

A spokesperson for the Wyclef Jean Foundation told MTV News that they haven’t yet determined how much money was raised at Saturday’s show at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, but some of the cash will be used to set up a scholarship fund at Florida International University in Miami. The foundation says that there’s been no decision on what Haitian organizations will actually receive funding, but Wyclef himself is said to make
a decision later this week. We’ll keep you posted.

Wyclef Jean & the Refugee Allstars, along with Jamiroquai and Our Lady Peace, have also been added to the long list of artists slated to appear at Woodstock ’99, set for the weekend of July 23 in Rome, New York. Tickets for that event go on sale this Sunday.