Yes, it’s true that Wyclef wants to be the President of Haiti. But before his political aspirations begun to come to light, Wyclef was and will always be a musician at heart. And now that his attempt to become the President has been rejected, it looks like Wyclef has taken his political beef with the official that rejected his bid to wax.
Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean has a new song blasting Haitian officials for rejecting his presidential bid.
It’s the latest step in the Haitian-born musician’s campaign to be allowed to run in the November election. The 40-year-old posted the song on his blog and was promoting it Thursday via Twitter.
The song is called “Prison for the CEP,” referring to the electoral commission, whose decision he wants to overturn in court.
Jean also chides President Rene Preval as he sings in Creole, the French-derived language spoken by most Haitians.
Last week, the Haitian constitution ruled Wyclef and 14 other contenders out. The rules require candidates to have lived in the country for five years prior to an election. Jean lives in the US, but says he has been a roving ambassador for Haiti. He argues that this exempts him from the residency requirement. The star appealed against the ruling, but an electoral council lawyer said the decision was final.
This wouldn’t be surprising, if say Wyclef went at 50 or Canibus, but for him to go at a politician directly, who would’ve expected that? Now let’s see if this politician recruits Wyclef’s former bandmate and current nemesis Pras to help out with a response track.