WASHINGTON – American rap star and third-party U.S. presidential candidate Kanye West visited Haiti on Friday, Haitian President Jovenel Moise introduced on Twitter.
“I am with well-known American rapper Kanye West who simply arrived within the nation to go to Labadee and l’Ile de la Tortue. I want him an important go to,” Moise tweeted.
The publish, which included 4 photographs, present each the president and West carrying face masks.
The aim of West’s go to to the Caribbean nation stays unclear. He has not posted something about it on his official Twitter account, @kanyewest. President Moise’s tweet supplied no additional particulars.
In response to native media, the rap star, 43, landed Friday morning on the Cape Haitien worldwide airport and was met there by the president. Official Haitian greeters, followers, airport employees and members of the press crowded into the small airport’s diplomatic lounge to catch a glimpse of West, who was carrying a lilac hoodie, darkish pants and his signature sneakers. President Moise accompanied him on a go to to 2 picturesque islands.
Labadee island, situated off the coast of Cape Haitien in Haiti’s north, is a resort predominantly frequented by overseas vacationers. The island is leased by Royal Caribbean cruise traces and options turquoise waters, sandy seashores and an assortment of water rides.
Ile de la Tortue (Tortuga island) can be a well-liked vacationer vacation spot off Haiti’s northwestern coast.
Cape Haitien, the place West landed, is Haiti’s second-largest metropolis. It’s dwelling to the famend historic website, Citadelle Laferriere, a nineteenth century fortress that was instrumental within the slave revolution to realize independence from France in 1804.
That is the rap star’s second jaunt to the Caribbean in every week. The Miami Herald reported that West made a go to final week to Jamaica, the place he was accused of breaking COVID-19 protocols after photographs surfaced of him and not using a face masks with reggae music star Buju Banton.
West introduced his candidacy for U.S. president on July 4, 2020, and is formally on the poll for the November election in 11 states.