Rapper Wyclef Jean Considering A Run For Haiti’s Next Presidential Election

July 27th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
haitiPort-Au-Prince, July 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean is gearing up to take a step ahead in his commitment to Haiti, the Caribbean nation that was devastated by an earthquake earlier this year. Leading news sources have reported that the multi-platinum artist and producer is considering running for presidency in the Haiti elections that is scheduled to take place in the month of November this year. The reports that Wyclef Jean might be a candidate for the post of president in the Caribbean nation has gained momentum after the hip-hop star’s family issued a statement revealing that the singer is pondering about running for presidency.

Wyclef Jean’s family released a statement that said the commitment of the musical artist towards his homeland remains boundless and he is going to stay as one of the greatest supporters of the nation irrespective of the fact whether he is part of the Haitian government or not. The statement also point out that if a decision is finally reached then the media would be informed about it immediately. Meanwhile, the authenticity of the statement has been validated by a spokesperson of Wyclef Jean.

Speculations are ripe about whether the 37-year-old rapper would be running for presidency with reports stating that Wyclef Jean is yet to make up his mind about officially joining active politics in the quake-ravaged nation. In recent interview to leading news source, the singer has revealed that he indeed wants to be involved in the November 28 presidential elections but would not necessarily be running for the post.

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