Wyclef Jean’s road to the Haitian presidency has been rocky, to say the least.
Wyclef’s desire to be president of his homeland has caused the rapper to go into hiding.
In a series of emails exchanged with the Associated Press, the rapper says that he’s been receiving death threats, including one that warned the rapper that he should leave the country immediately.
Haiti’s electoral commission has also not decided whether or not they will let the rapper run, as the country has a requirement that the president live in the country for five consecutive years prior to an election. Wyclef was born in Haiti and holds a Haitian passport, but grew up in the United States and has lived there ever since. He was appointed as “roving ambassador” of Haiti in 2007, which Wyclef says should exempt him from the residency rule.