Minister Farrakhan Cautions Wyclef Jean on Running For President of Haiti

Minister Farrakhan Cautions Wyclef Jean on Running For President of Haiti

Published August 11, 2010

Minister Louis Farrakhan saw Wyclef Jean's presidential campaign coming.

In a sermon taped this past February, six months before Jean announced his bid to become Haiti's next president, Farrakhan advised the entertainer to watch the people he surrounds himself with closely. As Clef nodded in approval to the minister's speech, Farrakhan warned him about potential corruption.

“There's a tiny group of people that study you and I am saying this to Wyclef Jean,” Farrakhan said. “Because when your heart is for your people, there are those who have always corrupted the leadership of Haiti and right now like vultures, they gather around a famous brother because they suspect a future for him back in Haiti and they wanna get their claws into the brother so that if he goes back to serve he will be their man." [WATCH HERE]

The footage surfaces one week after actor Sean Penn, who's been in Haiti helping with relief efforts for the past six months, called Jean's presidential campaign "suspicious."

"The last thing in the world Haiti needs— and I'm not accusing Wyclef Jean of being an opportunist, I don't know the man," Penn told Wolf Blitzer during a "Larry King Live" interview. "But I think it's extremely important that we pay great attention to the individuals in the United States who are enamored with him, maybe not for his political strengths and in particular for corporate interests that are enamored with him and those that made themselves opportunists on the back of the Haitian people."

Written by <P>By Carl Chery, BET.com Staff</P>

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