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Wyclef Jean Considers Running for President in Haiti

According to some reports, Wyclef Jean may be turning his popular song “If I Was President” into a reality as he is considering a run for President of Haiti.

The Haitian born rapper/singer/producer has been politically outspoken for much of his career and has been extremely active in attempting to bring relief to the Caribbean nation with his Yele organization in the aftermath of this January’s earthquake. Although the charity, which was founded in 2005, has received some criticism for the amount of money spent on costs, Wyclef has defended it consistently.

The former Fugees member told CNN that he has filled out the necessary paperwork to move forward if he does indeed decide to run, but he has made no such decision as of yet.

Yele released a statement on the topic on behalf of Jean: “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward. At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president.” —Adam Fleischer

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