This is basically just a little statement of fact for anyone who hadn’t heard.
You know Wyclef Jean? The guy who used to be a fairly famous R&B ‘musician’? He did that “Just ’cause she dances go-go, it don’t make her a ho, no” song. Well, in 2010, shortly after the disastrous earthquake, he put himself forward as a candidate for the presidency of Haiti… The actual presidency… Despite the fact that while he may be of Haitian blood, he hasn’t lived there since he was a child, nor does he speak the two most common national languages.
However, I’ll give him credit… Of all the shitty car adverts and ghost written biographies and greatest hits albums and anything else ageing celebrities do to stay in the limelight… This little exploit was particularly ambitious… As well as totally mental.
Sadly, due to his non-Haitian residency, and not his total inexperience of handling a country through one of the most difficult times of it’s existence (or doing anything remotely political, except maybe rapping about ‘the man’ while backup dancers pour champagne on you), he was ruled as ineligible for candidacy.
But on the bright side… He did get shot soon after.
Didn’t die, though.