Though you would think the people of Haiti would be enamored with the idea of having such a high-profiled president, Wyclef Jean has been receiving countless death threats from people insisting he retract his big for Haitian presidency!
However, those hoping their hate would detour Wyclef from his presidential path were wasting their time. In fact, Wyclef prepared himself for such a backlash. In a recent interview, he explained:
"In the past couple of days we have received a few death threats. Just for our safety we came to an area we feel is secured - that is my town. We're in an area where we're comfortable, the area where we were at before, we weren't comfortable. We know this situation we've embarked on, death threats come with the territory. But beyond that it's not about all those negative information."
Truth is, this all might be a bust anyway, as a the Haitian electoral committee must decide first who is eligible to run for presidency. They should make their announcement tomorrow, but regardless of the outcome, Wyclef has plans to stay involved with the country:
"If after Friday we're not approved I will continue doing what I've been doing in Haiti. We'll be respected as a political force. The important thing is I hope we can be part of the big plan."
We're sure you will be. Just because they don't want you as their president, doesn't mean they don't want your money and influence.
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