President Wyclef Jean

Tonight on Larry King Live rapper Wyclef Jean will announce his candidacy for the Presidency of Haiti

If I can’t take five years out to serve my country as president, then everything I’ve been singing about, like equal rights, doesn’t mean anything (Wyclef Jean).

Jean was born in Haiti in 1972, but spent a large portion of his life right here in the US. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York when he was nine years old. Wyclef’s musical break through came with The Fugees in the early 1990’s. The band mixed Hip Hop, Reggae and Caribbean sounds.

Throughout his career Wyclef Jean never lost sight of his roots and returned often to Haiti for charitable causes using star power to raise money for relief. In 1994 Jean started the Yele Haita Foundation. Although the Foundation had times when it was accused of questionable practices it has sent millions of dollars of aid to Haiti… led by Wyclef.

In 2004 Wyclef Jean wrote the rap song “If I Were President”. Below is verse from the song. I wonder when he wrote these words if he ever even thought he may actually get his chance.

If I was president all blacks would have reparation, no segregation I would lead the nation,We would all hold hands, very week on the beach party by the sand.Word up. Take trips to air force one don’t need the shoe air force ones. Better schools in the hood better teachers for the making money, be paying them taxes. Finding fair scientist to come up with an answer,I want a cure for aids and cancer But I got to watch my back sniper’s on the hill with it still,Waiting to jf kill.

Listen to the entire song here…

2 Responses to President Wyclef Jean

  1. PaulM says:

    About ten years ago, Wyclef Jean performed at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in a concert presented by UMass Lowell.

  2. K-R-S says:

    At this point, this little country could do no worse and could surely use some inspiration. Good luck to him!