Wyclef confirms presidential run
2010-08-05 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 23 Comments

Wyclef Jean has confirmed that he will run for the presidency of Haiti later this year.

Jean told Time magazine: "My decision was a draft — I’m being drafted by the youth, meaning that, as a Haitian citizen, if I’m to just stand back for another five years, for everything that I stand up [for] and just watch this country get toppled, after going on the ground picking up bodies — dead bodies of kids — then I won’t be able to sleep at night."

The modest rapper - who emigrated to New York from Haiti as a child - went on to compare himself with Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L'Ouverture: "I say, well, as a modern-day Toussaint Louverture, if he was here today, what he would say is: dual citizenship for all Haitians that have left the country. And they should have a seat within the voting because they are the ones that are holding up the Haitian economy.”

Wyclef, through his charity Yele Haiti, has helped raise millions of dollars for the poverty-stricken nation in the wake of the devastating earthquake in February of this year. The charity was later investigated for financial irregularities.

Twitter

Band Page: Wyclef Jean

Comments:Add a Comment 
PuddlesPuddles
August 5th 2010

4705 Comments


If he was presiiideeeenttt
He'd be elected on Fridayyyy
Assassinated on Saturdayy
Buried on Sundayyy

cirq
August 5th 2010

9257 Comments


....we'll see how this goes.

Relinquished
August 5th 2010

22431 Comments


I kinda wouldn't be surprised if he made it

731
August 5th 2010

662 Comments


yeah i remember hearing about his corrupt charity

this should work out well

raggedragamuffin
August 5th 2010

689 Comments


please no,

Xenophanes
Emeritus
August 5th 2010

10556 Comments


could be interesting

Digging: Saintseneca - Dark Arc

GeoffJesterPemberton
August 5th 2010

209 Comments


Lol. Drafted by kids? So because he is a minor celebrity, he feels it's his duty to run for president in Haiti? Lol.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2010

23667 Comments


He'll win

Digging: Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2010

23667 Comments


Lol. Drafted by kids? So because he is a minor celebrity, he feels it's his duty to run for president in Haiti? Lol.


What? That's not it at all. Have you even read anything regarding his opinion of Haitian politics?

Torii
August 5th 2010

801 Comments


Really happy for Haiti.

vanderb0b
August 5th 2010

3473 Comments


Skeptical about after hearing about the supposedly-corrupt charity. Still, he seems pretty sincere from what I've read, I hope he (or whoever will be elected) will be able to pull the country out of this s*it that it's in now.

klap
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

10018 Comments


i daresay he's over qualified

Digging: Woods - With Light And With Love

philm
August 5th 2010

19 Comments


the only qualification for running for president in haiti is not being dead yet.

pmmets07
August 5th 2010

5791 Comments


lol ^

botb
August 5th 2010

9288 Comments


this would be kind of cool.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
August 5th 2010

14513 Comments


lolwut this is crazy

MUNGOLOID
August 5th 2010

4267 Comments


i'm not gonna lie, i'm kinda rooting for him.

MUNGOLOID
August 5th 2010

4267 Comments


we'll see about that Hobbes.

Awesomesauce
August 6th 2010

1083 Comments


Where Fugees at?

TheyTookOurJobs
August 6th 2010

1318 Comments


i'm not gonna lie, i'm kinda rooting for him.[2]

DeafMetal
August 6th 2010

8584 Comments


Why would you lie?

Digging: Satan's Satyrs - Wild Beyond Belief

WARisalliknow91
August 7th 2010

493 Comments


He will be good at it. I am completely lying though.

Psilocyanide
August 8th 2010

1823 Comments


He'd be dead by Saturday.



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





MOST VIEWED
Avril Lavigne is Kawaii
American Football Reunion Shows
New Jonny Craig Band/Song
WOVENWAR Debut First Song
Portugal. The Man Raise Awareness
BREAKING: Chad Kroeger Sucks Dick
Machine Head Release New Demos
Scar the Martyr fire singer
At the Skylines Returns
Pixies Record Store Day Treat

OTHER RECENT NEWS
Megalodoom stream new EP
New AntiChrist DemonCore Song
New Motionless In White Album
Frameworks streams new album
New Cannabis Corpse track
Owl stream new EP
Devil You Know stream LP
New Expire Song
Elitist Sign To Equal Vision
Sugary Sweet Machines Debut
Survival Knife stream debut LP
New Menzingers Music Video
New Kurt Travis Single
Stream New Wovenhand
New Trash Talk Song, Album

» 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 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy