Rapper Wyclef Jean says he has “no idea” who shot him or why he was shot on Saturday night. His car came under attack when he was travelling in his native country, Haiti, on the eve of the country’s presidential elections.
Jean was at the time travelling with his fellow rapper, Busta Rhymes, in Delmas city, as he tried to increase support for presidential candidate Michel Martelly. The car came under attack from gunfire and Jean received a minor injury to his hand. The bullet merely grazed his hand and Jen says he was unaware he had been injured until he looked down and saw blood on his shirt and sneakers after he got out of the car.
According to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, Jean insists he has “no idea” who was behind the violent incident, which came on the eve of Haiti’s presidential election. He was not even sure if he was the intended target of the gunfire.
Wyclef Jean, formerly a member of the Fugees, had initially wanted to stand as President of Haiti himself but last year he was ruled ineligible as his main home is now in the United States.
He was treated in hospital for the minor gunshot wound to his hand and discharged home with antibiotics to prevent the wound becoming infected. Thankfully, this was a lucky escape for Wyclef Jean and so it seems for Haiti. The elections were relatively peaceful, compared to the trouble that was feared. Counting of the votes is now underway and the results are expected by March 31.