Wyclef Jean Death Threats Forces Hiding

By: Susan Harris
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 18, 2021

Wyclef Jean death threats, the rapper has gone into hiding somewhere in Haiti.

Jean has gone into hiding, and his whereabouts are unknown. In hiding, he awaited the word of whether he would be allowed to run in the November election in Haiti. Wyclef gave few details to the press.

However, he did state that he was told to get out of Haiti, and that he was in hiding in a secret location in the Caribbean country. He added that he did not know whether Haiti's electoral commission, known as the CEP, would approve his candidacy but that there had been questions about whether he met the residency requirements to run.

"We await the CEP decision but the laws of the Haitian Constitution must be respected," the 37-year-old stated in an email. According to Haiti's Constitution requires candidates must have lived in the country for the five consecutive years before the election. Jean knew his U.S. upbringing could be a roadblock to his candidacy.

However, he has stated that his appointment as a roving ambassador by President Rene Preval in 2007 exempts him from the residency requirement. There are more than 30 people who have filed to run to be the president of Haiti. The CEP was expected to publish the list of candidates on Tuesday. However, the eligibility requirements of a number of candidates are still under review.

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