Reports have stated that United States President candidate, and famous American artist, Kanye West, recently landed in Haiti. Kanye, had landed in the Hugo Chávez airport, some minutes after 10am, on Friday, the 25th of September. His trip to Haiti comes shortly after he had gone to Jamaica about a week ago. After landing at the airport, he was welcomed by two ladies, who were holding two bouquet of the local flowers. And had put on a traditional Haitian maxi dress. Kanye, an active user of Twitter, did not state the reason on his handle why he had gone to Haiti or the region from which the entire country was birthed, and especially its most historical city.
The President of Haiti known as Jovenel Moïse, had traveled all the way from Port-au-Prince , to welcome Kanye West, and serve as his personal tour guide. Both Jovenel and Kanye later joined their individual entourages before they headed out through a temporarily closed private area on a boat at Labadee. In a video that went viral on Facebook, Kanye, and the president were seen on a boat, cruising the coastline of northern Haiti, chatting humorously without putting on any masks. The Tourism Ministry in Haiti, in a released statement, stated that Kanye had come to the country to visit Tortuga Island, that is located off the Haiti’s northern coast, a plant breeding center that was initiated by Jovenel, and the region of Labadee as well.
Tortuga Island, was the major inspiration for the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, as it was one of the major centers for Carribean pirates activities. Today, the island is known as one of the routes for illegal migrants. Kanye’s visit to Haiti, was shared on a Facebook post by Gérard Maxineau, who had done a live video on the former’s arrival, as he entered the diplomatic lounge. Gérard Maxineau, after being contacted by media outlets, said that one of the reasons why Kanye West, who is forty-three years old, had come to Haiti was concerning the upcoming US election.
He added that the president, and the music mogul would go the second city of the country for their talks. Kanye West, is said to be the second international celebrity to come to Haiti for a visit in less than a week’s interval. The other was Naomi Osaka, who had come to shoot scenes for a documentary that is based on her career.