Komon Ou Ye? 9 Of Our Favorite Celebs of Haitian Descent (And A Few Surprises Of Course!)

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Wyclef & Pras

‘Clef is definitely the most outspoken Haitian-born celebrity, as way before catastrophe’s like the earthquake of 2010, he was repping the country hard and doing charitable work to fight poverty and more. The son of a pastor, Wyclef Jean was born in Croix-des-Bouquets, but moved to NYC with his family around the age of nine. He’s been the ambassador of Haiti since 2005 and created the Yéle Haiti organization in the same year, which has provided scholarships for thousands of young people. And of course, we know he tried to run for president, but because he didn’t meet residency requirements, he had to let that dream go…for now…

Coincidentally, his Fugees bandmate was also of Haitian descent, and according to Pras, the two looked at each other almost like cousins back in the day after growing up together. His full name is Praskazrel Samuel Michel, and though his bond with ‘Clef was once tight, Pras was very outspoken about his disapproval of his friend trying to run for president after the earthquake in Haiti. Because of that, ‘Clef felt betrayed and the two wound up having beef for a short while. “I love Wyclef to death … We came up together, we grew up together, we basically called each other cousins. But the reality is this, we need a real leader.”

However, the two patched things up for the country they love, with ‘Clef tweeting the following: “On my way 2 Haiti ran into Praz, what should I do make peace or go sit somewhere Else! I Made peace 4 Haiti!”

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