Wyclef Jean uses music to protest omission in presidential election

Wyclef Jean

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Internationally acclaimed hip-hop star Wyclef Jean, who was barred from contesting the November 28 presidential elections in Haiti, has released a song criticising outgoing President Rene Preval for allegedly engineering his rejection as a candidate.

Radio stations were broadcasting the song by Jean in Creole in which he called for the jailing of electoral officials who disqualified him while for the first time directly blamed Preval.

In his Creole composition entitled “Prizon Pou K.E.P.a” (Jail for the Provisional Electoral Council), a somber-voiced Jean sings that Preval “expelled me from the race.”


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  1. Pal rep
    August 29, 2010

    @Anonymous: Yo, get a life padner. The person just asked how old is he and that threw your back out. From your writing I can tell you are probably bent out of shape, bosey and suddenly limping from reading a simple question. I think the writer is simply stating that Wyclef should just move on, personally I think he has a right to challenge it, just as the UWP should challenge Skeritt’s citizenship, oh yeah, precedence was also set in Jamaica over same.

    But to spew such venom over these guys running Dominica is also childish. None of you can do better, you all just want to be the do-nothings instead of Skerritt and his boys, your group would surely plung us into ddarker days. So chill!

  2. ...
    August 29, 2010

    @Anonymous:Hmmmm. I doubt democracy was referring to anything but his immaturity about the decision. There is a law, and no one is above the law. Wat makes him so special? Came across the tidbit while reading a news article.
    Actor Sean Penn made an interesting comment on why he would not support Wyclef’s decision to run:

    “Wyclef Jean gave indispensable world attention to Haiti’s incredible misfortune (but) I was there for those 6 months after the earthquake and so many of us on the ground wondered where he was when that kind of attention was so necessary and absent”

    Wyclef responded by saying:
    “I do not have to sacrifice my life and live inside of a tent to prove that I am for the Haitian people”

    “No, he doesn’t have to live in a tent. But it would be nice if he visited once and awhile.”

    Elections in Haiti are critical, its a critical time for the country and Wyclef would do best to accept the decision made. If anything Haiti needs a levelheaded person, and Wyclef is not exhibiting that.

    Besides, lots of people continue to support worldwide countries who are impoverished and suffer tremendously from disasters. Does that mean they’re qualified to run it?? Don’t think so.

    Just my view on how I see things.

  3. jupe
    August 28, 2010

    At first I was excited by his announcement to run, but was he was disqualified, then he should move on. Very childish, Now I’m completely turned off by his childishg, undiplomatic, and unprofessional behavior.

    If you’re not qualified just walk away with dignity, but don’t try to bully your way with you money and celebrity status !!!.

  4. August 28, 2010

    Sean Penn is more qualified for president than Wyclef Jean

  5. Anonymous
    August 28, 2010

    @democracy:How old are you & the members of the ruling hyjacked and infiltrated DLP? Add meat to the skeleton you olaced on DNO then lets get down to the discuss.did you have the opportunity to lisen to the song? prior to the the song being written have you been au current with Haitian politics in it depth? Ask our haitians residents to educate you on haitian historyLet the older one tell you about PapaDoc and then baby Doc then compare Skerrit’s MO and then only then you will get an insight.Then the question how old is Wycelf Jean.Democracy he issue is deeper ,bigger than you are aware.I guess you do not and may never see the bigger picture of where DA is and is heading under kidnappers of the original DLP.Democracy i guess you are too young( and certainly ignorant of relatively recent D/can history.If you had a few more yrs or the time to read and speak with a few older clearer heads, you would be enlightened. FYI: DA is in a (similar not identical) state today as it was prior to May 29 1979 . We had talk of prospective invaders, human rights violations under PJ those above and those below were fedup with PJ the then young PM. Fast FWD to 2010 we have real (as opposed to prospective invaders who some are sucking up to (those above and below )are in flux Leo Austin is no longer a Guyanese rather B/jan de Ayatolla is with rather than against , there is an addition Leo Austin supported by flipflop, mountain chicken -like table tennis playing”PinPon” former opposition politicians. Democracy there are so many new factors and players making the situation more complex than may 79 that new planning ought to be implimented by a new Ayatolla et Al.All the players of yeateryear are now players in the new mix up regime. Turning of the guard vs changing of the guard. The fox is now guard at the chicken farm.
    May 1979 – August 2010.Democracy my dearest “you eh get the message as yet “Chuck dust. Coincidently tomrrow is August 29 anniverary of David 31 yrs post. May 29 1979 was a mere 3 months before . Nov 3rd is our independence anniverary. Democracy how old are we? The answer is obvious.Wycelf Jean is 37 years.

  6. yes iiiiiiii
    August 28, 2010

    @democracy: i agree with u, u cannot run u cannot run relax man

  7. Eyes Wide Open
    August 28, 2010

    That`s why he will never get to be president or a memember of the government in Haiti, too childish, doesn`t respect the people`s laws and just plain undiplomatic.

  8. Ebeh
    August 28, 2010

    Yes Wyclef u’re loved….. But just because he has worked tirelessly to help Haiti doesn’t mean he’s qualified to run the country. U read the law, 5 years in Haiti then u can run. Go prove urself!

  9. ridiculous!!
    August 28, 2010

    man…just get over urself!!! u’ll do better for haiti when u aren’t in government..or whatever!!

  10. democracy
    August 27, 2010

    how old is he? 15? this is so childish.

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