By: Nathaniel Ballantyne
Rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West landed at the Hugo Chávez International Airport in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien shortly after 10: 20 a.m. on Friday, September 25. West, who is visiting Haiti without his wife Kim Kardashian, was greeted by two Haitian women wearing traditional maxi dress holding two bouquets of flowers.
So far, no one knows the purpose of West’s visit to Haiti. A week ago, he was in Jamaica, but neither West nor his representatives have said why the rapper is in Haiti.
West, who is running for President, has been accused of being a stooge for Donald Trump. He had admitted that he wants to peel
Black votes from Biden to help Donald Trump, whom West claimed reminds him of his father during a visit at the White House.
West’s visit to Haiti’s second-largest city came on the heels of the city celebration of its 350th anniversary. Cap Haitian plays an important role in Haiti’s fight for independence against the French army. The last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, the Battle of Vertières, was fought just south of Cap-Haïtien. The city played a role near the end of the revolution before Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti the world’s first free black republic on January 1, 1804.
TrueNews sources in Haiti confirmed that Mr. West would be greeted by Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and his wife, Martine Moise. Mr. Moise, who has been under pressure to hold legislative elections, recently appointed the committee called (CEP) in charge of organizing the elections.
President Moise, who is very unpopular and under pressure from the people to resign, said he would not resign. His constitutional presidential term of office expires on February 7, 2021. But Moise and his supporters want to extend his term of office until February 7, 2022. The confusion about when the presidential term of office begins and ends is a controversial issue caused by Haiti’s constitution’s vagueness.
It is not clear how long West will stay in Haiti and whether he plans to meet with other Haitian officials.