Wyclef weighs presidential bid
2010-07-27 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 17 Comments
Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean is contemplating running for president in his country of birth at the next general election in November.

In a statement issued today, US-based Wyclef revealed for the first time that he was weighing up a campaign for the nation's highest office: "Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward.

"At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately."


Wylcef was at the forefront of the emergency aid effort following the devastating January 12 earthquake, which is estimated to have killed up to 300,000 people, with his charity Yele Haiti. Yele Haiti came under investigation early this year for irregularities in the way it distributed its funds.
Tagged: Wyclef Jean

Comments:Add a Comment 
MUNGOLOID
July 27th 2010
4350 Comments


well this is interesting.

BrahTheSunGod
July 27th 2010
1279 Comments


I'd vote for him if I were there. This would at least get young people engaged with (and trusting) the Haitian gov't, which would be a huge help.

bloc
July 27th 2010
35025 Comments


Pretty cool news

Thor
July 27th 2010
10202 Comments


Ballsy

Digging: Black Crown Initiate - The Wreckage of Stars

BallsToTheWall
July 27th 2010
44805 Comments


Pat Riley should consider running for president.

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

Static
July 27th 2010
2651 Comments


best of luck to him.

Fort23
July 27th 2010
2480 Comments


itd be cooler if he ran for president here.

eternium
July 27th 2010
16340 Comments


This could be interesting.

SwagChef
July 27th 2010
283 Comments


I don't like Wyclef much as a musician but he seems like a really nice guy.

WARisalliknow91
July 27th 2010
493 Comments


I love wyclef and feel like he has done alot of good in this world but I'm not sure hes qualified to be a political leader for a country that needs to be brought up from the ground.

Mammalsauce
July 27th 2010
13 Comments


Would he be elected on friday?

MUNGOLOID
July 27th 2010
4350 Comments


assassinated on saturday?

Zoo
July 27th 2010
3759 Comments


That's a fucking mess he'd be walking into. I highly doubt he'll do it, maybe he would if Haiti wasn't completely a shambles, but not now.

PanasonicYouth
July 27th 2010
7412 Comments


awwwwwwww yeah

BlueW
July 28th 2010
2102 Comments


augghh

MutnikSpusic
July 28th 2010
560 Comments


so this is the legacy of Arnie.

HipsterHolocaust
July 28th 2010
774 Comments


Wyclef is change they can believe in.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED NEWS

Modest Mouse release the first si..
Marilyn Manson reveals Deep Six
Periphery drops another song
Korn vs Type 1 Diabetes
New Enter Shikari video
Enslaved detail upcoming album, a..
Chief Keef & Kanye West collabora..
Fall Out Boy debut new video
Kendrick Lamar performs new track
R&R Hall of Fame 2015


OTHER RECENT NEWS

Imagine Dragons release new single
Astrokraut stream debut album
Sekte stream debut album
Fair to Midland side project anno..
New Ensiferum album
Whalerider stream debut album
Apex Shrine stream debut LP
Alimony release new song
CHON sign to Sumerian Records
Decemberists reease new material
Moody Bidoofs stream new album
Electric Wizard announce tour
Krimh streams new LP
Callisto release second single
New Mike Will Made-It mixtape

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Wyclef Jean
Toussaint St. Jean
Wyclef Jean
The Carnival Volume II (Memoirs of an Immigrant)
Wyclef Jean
Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101
Wyclef Jean
The Preacher's Son
Wyclef Jean
Masquerade
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy