If He Were President

Wyclef Jean is considering a presidential run in his homeland of Haiti. Daniel Berger, editor of Rap Genius, tries to decipher his policy positions:

Issue: Crime
Rhyme: "All my gangs put the peace sign up now" ("Rebel Music")
Policy: Gang violence is a major issue in Haiti. An anti-violence initiative would go a long way. (However, on "Ready or Not" he raps "if I could rule the world / Everyone would have a gun in the ghetto of course," so he may believe that personal responsibility is somewhat more effective than gun control.)

Issue: Sex Education
Rhyme: "That's Clef in the drop Lex / Keep the prophylactics for safe sex" ("Pussycat")
Policy: Nearly one in six Haitians have HIV/AIDS, so a comprehensive approach is needed. And if you are driving a Lexus convertible with the top down ("in the drop Lex"), abstinence is simply not realistic.

More here. Elsewhere in celebrity-presidential platforms, Marty Beckerman translates Palin's rap lyrics Facebook posts.

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