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Friday 23 June 2017

Wyclef Jean laments snub in song

Wyclef Jean's new song is called Prison For The CEP
Wyclef Jean's new song is called Prison For The CEP

Wyclef Jean has a new song blasting Haitian officials for rejecting his presidential bid.

It is the latest step in the Haitian-born musician's campaign to be allowed to run in the November election.

The 40-year-old hip-hop star posted the song on his blog and was promoting it via Twitter.

The song is called Prison For The CEP, referring to the electoral commission, whose decision he wants to overturn in court.

Wyclef also chides President Rene Preval as he sings in Creole, the French-derived language spoken by most Haitians.

This is not the first time the star's music has taken on political themes. Wyclef previously recorded a song called If I Were President.

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