Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wyclef Jean - Future President of Haiti?
AllHipHop.com is reporting, "Hip-Hop star Wyclef Jean will announce his bid for the President of Haiti, a source has confirmed with AllHipHop.com exclusively.
Sources close to Wyclef confirmed with AllHipHop.com that the rapper will announce his bid for the country’s highest office next Thursday, on August 5th.
The 37-year-old was born in Haiti, but immigrated to the United States at the age of 9-years-old, when he landed in Brooklyn, before settling in South Orange, New Jersey."
I'm not going to act like I know anything about Haitian politics, but really, there is absolutely no way that Wyclef loses this election. In a way I see that the (possible) presidency of one of my favorite artists as a double edged sword. If anyone can inspire Haiti, it's Wyclef, and he knows it, but he also knows that if his (possible future) presidency doesn't go as well as planned his career will be hurt.