Wyclef Asks Haitians to Stop Criminal Activity

Wyclef Jean has recorded a radio ad denouncing crime and asking his fellow Haitians to work towards improving the country. According to Reuters, the ad, which was sponsored by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, has been airing on Haitian radio stations several times a day. “If you love Wyclef, that means you love Haiti. So you should not be raping women, kidnapping people and children, because there can be no excuse for doing so,” Jean tells the people of Haiti in their native Creole dialect. “I reject these evil practices.” Haiti, often called “the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere,” has been plagued with violence and crime for years, with a sharp rise in recent weeks. Reuters reports that 36 people were kidnapped for ransom in the nation’s capital of Port-Au-Prince in the month of March, and 30 in February. The former Fugees front man, who was appointed by Haitian president Rene Preval as a goodwill ambassador for the country, enjoys widespread respect and popularity in his homeland. “All kinds of Haitians, the good guys as well as the bad guys, have a lot of appreciation for Wyclef for what he represents as a Haitian,” U.N. Police spokesman Fred Blaise told Reuters. “So they would be more likely to be receptive to Wyclef’s message because they are all proud of him.”

  • kooper

    Have u guys heard that he ever appeared on the hot millionaire&celebs dating club
    MEETRICH.CO M? I heard of it around that site when hooking up with girls there recently. That sounds amazing, I know. But really quite a few hot girls are found in his circle there.

  • HMMMM GIVE HAITI ALL YOUR MONEY

    dude first you in shottas a movie riddled with violence, sex, and drugs
    you make a song with T.I. you know what it is and states “their guns sound like popcorn” and this song has plenty of criminal references. Why Clef a motherfuckin HYPOCRITE

    Wyclef need to to shut up and check himself

  • Legend7

    To Kooper; that has nothing to do with this topic. Tell it to your fans and big ups to Wyclef. I’m a zoe my self, we need more representatives like this for our country. I don’t think the violence will stop considering the poverty level, but us as a people will never lose hope. GOD bless Haiti and as the word says: “the first shall be the last and the last, first.”

  • legend7

    Yo Legend7 becareful! Cause the smallest thing attracts attention, an email address, a phone number, myspace ..be easy!

  • $AiNT

    YO YO YO 1 FUCK A Haiti! WERE IM FROM A ZOE AINT NUTN!DEREZ JUSS SUM GGOD 4 NUTN HASBEENZ N NEEDA STAY OUTA DA BAHAMAS!CLEF U HAV A LOT OV WORK TA DO I HOPE U KAN KUZ UR PPL R DA SLUM OV DEE WEST INDIEZ!

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Emz

    I hope he helps…

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  • ann

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  • http://www.myspace.com/artillerygang Artillery Gang

    Haitians not robbing is like asians not squinting…