MIAMI (AP) -- Welcome to Wyclef Jean's buoyant, hopeful Haiti.
Rapping in Haitian Creole, the singer and producer opened "SOS Saving OurSelves — Help for Haiti," which will benefit earthquake relief efforts in his Caribbean homeland.
The two-hour concert and telethon is airing live Friday night on BET, MTV, VH1 and Centric.
Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes and Justin Beiber are among the performers set to take the stage at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Gloria Estefan, tennis player Serena Williams and former boxer Mike Tyson will be working the phone banks, talking to donors.
Proceeds will go to aid agencies Yele Haiti, CARE, Project Medishare, Children's Safe Drinking Water and The Clinton Foundation.