Haiti – Denial : President Moïse did not give rap artist Kanye West an island
Claude Joseph the Minister of Foreign Affairs believes it useful to make the following clarification concerning a video that circulates in a loop on certain social networks where the famous American rapper Kanye West declares that President Jovenel Moïse had given him an island that was part of Haitian territory with a view to developing it and building a city of the future there.
The Chancellery would like to remind everyone that on Friday September 25, 2020 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31898-haiti-news-zapping.html , the Head of State, as part of an initiative to promote Haiti’s tourism potential, visited Labadee and Turtle Island, in the company of personalities who were on tour in the country including Kanye West.
“At no time has the Head of State had the absurd idea of selling off the national territory, for whatever reason, nor made such a proposal. However, he spares no effort to facilitate investments, both local and foreign in order to guarantee the well-being of the population and ensure the sustainable development of the Nation.”
For his part on his twitter account the billionaire rapper specifies to put an end to controversial rumors “Just to be CLEAR: WE ARE IN ENGAGED WITH HAITI’s GOVERNMENT to make a transformational INVESTMENT to bring JOBS, DEVELOPMENT, HELP SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS and FISHERMEN and Build a new « CITY OF THE FUTURE » in a very beautiful country.