[artist id=”250119″]Pras[/artist] spoke out against his former Fugees group member [artist id=”1162″]Wyclef[/artist]’s presidential run recently, explaining that he felt the hip-hop musician wasn’t the right type of leader to help the poverty- and earthquake-ravaged country of Haiti. The “Ghetto Superstar” artist also criticized Wyclef’s announcement on CNN , saying the political hopeful failed to deliver a vision.
Pras told MTV News that despite his friend’s good intentions, he lacks the experience to develop policy to help the country in its vulnerable state.
“He talks about health care, he talks about education, he talks about infrastructure,” Pras told MTV News. “But that’s in any society. That’s right here in America, we need that. But how are you gonna get to that point? There’s a short-term goal that needs to be addressed and there’s a long-term goal. To be honest with you, the short term is probably more important than the long term. And he didn’t even mention the short term.”
Wyclef also drew the ire of actor Sean Penn, who delivered a harsh commentary against the Haitian activist while appearing on CNN himself.
“Right now, I worry that this is a campaign that is more about a vision of flying around the world, talking to people. It’s certainly not one of the youth drafting him,” Penn said. “I would be quite sure that this is an influence of corporations here in the United States and private individuals that may well have capitalized on his will to see himself flying around the world.
Clef has said the people are drafting him to run.
“I feel like I’m being drafted by the population right now to give them a different face, a different voice,” he said during his announcement.
Pras, though, noted his former Fugee mate speaks broken Creole and doesn’t even speak French, key languages for Haitians, which will make his impending run difficult.
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