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Contributed by: Black widow Source: sixshot.com Posted On: Saturday, October 20, 2007 07:09 MDT Haitian born rapper/singer Wyclef Jean was reportedly appointed as a goodwill ambassador for his native country ... via Hiphop-elements.com

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RomanticStar

Canada

#1 Oct 24, 2007
It's true that Wyclef Jean is a sympathetics figure but because of his plebeian root, he associate him self with Haitian gangs of port-aux-prince,most of them deportees from New-york,Brooklyn where Wyclef come from.

I really think Wyclef is a good man but his music style and badboy rasta image make him useful for Haitian gangsters. They want to associate them self with them for the fame and Wyclef never hide that he have an agenda to change Haitians old guard who despite young men with dread and rasta hair style and look down on dark skin Haitian.

He want to show that a bad boy(Vagabon) can be successful by organizing lavish parties with white top model from united-states.Of course he have a free pass in port-aux-princes where the gangs admire him as a role model.

When the badboys attack, kidnap wealthy Haitians for ransom , it's not only for money,they want to change the entire value of Haitian society by transforming it like Kingston Jamaica.

They want to change Haitian hierarchies organized by reputation and family name by a free for all New-yorker style.Haitian violence is organized by street gang from montreal and new-york who want to
change haitian society
HAYTIAN PRIDE

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Oct 24, 2007
Lehmanís term associated with Rasta is bad?
Associated with bad boy is bad. Changing the Haitian hierarchy is bad?
In Lehmanís term anything that is associated with ghetto is bad.

I just donít get it.
rene

Hamilton, Canada

#3 Oct 24, 2007
RomanticStar wrote:
It's true that Wyclef Jean is a sympathetics figure but because of his plebeian root, he associate him self with Haitian gangs of port-aux-prince,most of them deportees from New-york,Brooklyn where Wyclef come from.
I really think Wyclef is a good man but his music style and badboy rasta image make him useful for Haitian gangsters. They want to associate them self with them for the fame and Wyclef never hide that he have an agenda to change Haitians old guard who despite young men with dread and rasta hair style and look down on dark skin Haitian.
He want to show that a bad boy(Vagabon) can be successful by organizing lavish parties with white top model from united-states.Of course he have a free pass in port-aux-princes where the gangs admire him as a role model.
When the badboys attack, kidnap wealthy Haitians for ransom , it's not only for money,they want to change the entire value of Haitian society by transforming it like Kingston Jamaica.
They want to change Haitian hierarchies organized by reputation and family name by a free for all New-yorker style.Haitian violence is organized by street gang from montreal and new-york who want to
change haitian society
If all haiti has left to its name is the image of Wyclef or any hip hop singer, God bless haiti.
Ginen

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Oct 25, 2007
What can Wyclef do for Haiti; sing or rap about its problems. Haiti need to be represented by intellectuals or at least people who are capable of formulating a thought. Hip-hop is some blacks get into because they can't succeed in school and that idiot wyclef has been appointed to go around yelling "party over here or there or where my haitian bitches at". This is what hip-hop about, profanity and degradation of black women. Mr. president you are setting a terrible example for our youth that education is not important so long as they can sing, dance, and make money while degrading their race everything will be fine. Mr. president there are many intellectuals in the U.S. who can rally Haitians to do something positive in Haiti. Most Haitians who can help Haiti are educated and these people don't listen to that cacophony called hip-hop. Mr. president by appointing Wyclef as goodwill embassador you are actually creating future gang that will hold Haiti hostage in the near future. Hip-hop has no place in Haiti; it is contrary to our history and dishonorable to our forefathers.
haitianflex dot com

Toronto, Canada

#5 Oct 26, 2007
Ginen stop hating man! Wyclef made it cool to be Haitian.. I remember when a lot people wouldn't admit that they are Haitian but now people are more comfortable with being Haitian... Thanks to Clef!
Dumbazz

Hialeah, FL

#6 Oct 26, 2007
Um.. Haitianflex. I think you should speak for yourself.

It was NEVER uncool to be Haitian. It is uncool to be Haitian and act like an animal, or put yourself or the country to shame for that matter. I personnally don't need Wyclef to make me proud of my HISTORY.
Nupey

New York, NY

#7 Oct 26, 2007
A lot of people are missing the point.

Giving Wyclef that title is more symbolic. He's a high profile celebrity who talks about his country and people just want to capitalize on that.

If Wyclef continued to make money, make records and mingle with other RICH people without showing any ounce of care for Haiti, the community would bad-mouth him.

At this point WE need powerful allies and if the "real" Haiti is brought into the limelight, I don't particularly cares who does it.

Wyclef? friend or foe?___I vote for friend.
haitianflex dot com

Toronto, Canada

#8 Oct 26, 2007
I've always been proud of being Haitian but I remember in the 80s & early 90's when people used to give Haitian a hard time. Wyclef put Haiti on the map, meaning that he made it cool to be Haitian and be proud thats my opinion!
rene

Hamilton, Canada

#9 Oct 26, 2007
haitianflex dot com wrote:
Ginen stop hating man! Wyclef made it cool to be Haitian.. I remember when a lot people wouldn't admit that they are Haitian but now people are more comfortable with being Haitian... Thanks to Clef!
Friend, any one that needs a hip hop singer to make them proud to be haitian, or hide the fact that they are, does not deserve to be. "cool" you say; The struggle and blood shed of the pass, should be enough to be proud. Being cool is something a teen wants to be, not a race. If Clef is what will make haiti cool, then "50cent", should be the pride and joy of america.
rene

Hamilton, Canada

#10 Oct 26, 2007
haitianflex dot com wrote:
I've always been proud of being Haitian but I remember in the 80s & early 90's when people used to give Haitian a hard time. Wyclef put Haiti on the map, meaning that he made it cool to be Haitian and be proud thats my opinion!
my dear friend, I understand were your going with this but! i think its the word "cool" every one is having problems with. Wyclef letting the rest of the world know of haiti problems is a great thing, as he has the media listening to him. No one needs to be known as cool or other wise, they only want to be known as humans and part of this great world we live in.
Mike

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Nov 18, 2007
Ginen your some bafoon with a stick up your behind, Clef really did make people want to be proud to be Haitian. Your just jeolous, besides he may not have an education but im pretty sure he has much more wealth than you clown. O, and don't disrespect hip hop, idiot !
the

Nesconset, NY

#12 Nov 19, 2007
[ginen you are a dumb ass, what dont u go to haiti and do something
onelove

United States

#13 Jul 28, 2009
ginen personally u r an idiot.hater stop the hate participate.
Michelle

Farmington, MI

#14 Jan 2, 2010
I tell you this is just to darn funny Wyclef making any thing or any one proud, is just plain sad. Now it is 2010 and he is talking about he will never be broke thanks to Lauryn Hill. In 2009 he claimed she needed him. Please we know Lauryn Hill made the Fugees. Wyclef go share your open mariage with the world and shut the hell up.
Michelle

Farmington, MI

#15 Jan 2, 2010
his open marriage with his but ugly wife that is lol

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