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Perfect Gentleman

Wyclef Jean

Album The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book

Story of Song

Wyclef Jean realizes that he´s falling in love with a stripper. He realizes that strippers are real people who have souls and lives too, and that they are just trying to feed their kids, or pay their way through college. Wyclef condones men for taking women who do this for granted. It features rapper Hope Harris a guest verse.

Release date

Released on July 9, 2001


Jerry ‘Wonder’ Duplessis – Wyclef Jean – Hope Harris



Chart Rankings

US – 8

UK – 4


“Perfect Gentleman” peaked at number 4 in the UK and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry.  It reached number 8 on the US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs but Failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The single made it to the top 10 in ten countries.

Artist’s age on release date

Wyclef Jean was 31 years old.

Cover Versions

“Perfect Gentleman” was covered by the reggae rock band Slightly Stoopid on their 2003 LP Everything You Need

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