Haiti-born hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean was the victim of a shooting in the night from Saturday to Sunday while visiting Port-au-Prince, but was only slightly injured.
The gunmen fired on the car he was driving. With gunshot wounds to his right hand, Wyclef Jean was taken to hospital where he remained for only a few hours. Rapper Busta Rhymes and producer Jimmy Rosemond were also present in the vehicle during the shooting. Fortunately they weren’t hurt..
“He is doing well,” his publicist, Cindy Tanenbaum, told CNN.
The exact circumstances of the shooting remain extremely vague, making it difficult to blame anyone at this stage of the investigation.
The 41-year-old singer was visiting Haiti to provide support to the candidate Michel Martelly for the second round of presidential elections.
Wyclef Jean had received death threats last August after announcing his candidacy in the 2009 presidential elections in Haiti.
“There are people who think I’m a threat to their power and ambitions. I’m not going to give up. My will is to serve the Haitian people, and the death threats and intimidation won’t deter me,” he told Reuters at the time.