AHH Stray News: Em Top Seller In UK 2010, Little Brother Reconciles, More Wyclef Allegations

(AllHipHop News) Eminem’s return to Hip-Hop had an international impact, as the rap star landed the best-selling single in the United Kingdom for 2010. Eminem’s collaboration “Love The Way You Lie” from his hit album Recovery, moved over 854,000 copies in 2010. The rapper’s single bested the next runner up –  Matt Cardle – and his hit single “When We Collide”, by over 40,000 copies. Rihanna’s album Loud is also sitting at #1 on the UK’s Album Chart’s to start of 2011. Estranged Little Brother group members Phonte and 9th Wonder recently patched up their differences, although a full-fledged reunion is not in the works. The group parted ways with 9th Wonder in 2007. In March of 2010, after years of simmering tension, Phonte and 9th Wonder had a well publicized falling out via Twitter over a 9th Wonder track that was supposed to be on Little Brother’s last album LeftBack. Today, Phonte took to his Twitter page to reveal that he and 9th Wonder had a sit down, which was productive in terms of mending their friendship. “[It] Took 4 years, 2 plates of food and 6 hrs. of convo, but we squashed it,” Phonte tweeted. “I appreciate the love for me and @9thwondermusic, but us mending our rift had nothing to do with music and everything to do with manhood. We may collaborate in time, but this is not the start of a LB reunion as neither of us have interest in doing so. Sorry to disappoint. happy new year to all our supporters past and present. Feels great to start the year on a positive note. One love.”Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti continues to be scrutinized amidst accusations that the non-profit has mismanaged funds raised meant for victims of a January, 2010, 7.0 earthquake that leveled the capital of Port-Au-Prince and killed over 300,000 people. According to the latest allegations, Wyclef allegedly gave a woman named Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus a $42,000 raise from 2008, bringing her total salary to $147,000 for 2010. According to The Post, that’s almost $15,000 more than the charity’s president, Huge Locke earned. Khatou-Chevassus, who is VP of Yele Haiti, also acted as Wyclef’s personal assistant. Wyclef’s Yele Haiti was founded in 2005. The organization has raised over $14 million in donations to help victims in Haiti.

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