Wyclef Jean: I'm A Big Fan of Sarah Palin

Rapper says polarizing Republican is rad, shrewd and cool

September 15, 2011 3:20 PM ET
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Wyclef Jean at a New York Fashion Week event.
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Turns out Fugees rapper and political activist Wyclef Jean is a supporter of polarizing Rebublican superstar Sarah Palin. "I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin," Jean told Womens Wear Daily at a party for the Donna Karan Collection in New York. "She’s rad. She’s shrewd. She’s cool. Because at the end of the day, I’m for the people, because this is the United States of America. This is what America’s really about. Anyone should have the right to say, ‘Look, I can do the job, and this is what qualifies me to do the job.'"

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Jean, who unsuccessfully ran for president in his native Haiti last year, admits that his opinion of Palin is unpopular, at least in his household. "Now my wife probably will debate and disagree with me," he said. "I’m not saying she could be the next president, you know, but there’s something about her. Heavy debates in my house. Whenever I say Sarah Palin, people think I’m crazy, but I like her, I do. I can like whoever. This is America, right?"

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