On Monday, West revealed that he's planning on helping to build a smart city—similar to the one Akon is building in Senegal—in Haiti.
Just to be CLEAR: WE ARE IN ENGAGED WITH HAITI’s GOVERNMENT to make a transformational INVESTMENT to bring JOBS, DEVELOPMENT, HELP SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS and FISHERMEN and Build a new « CITY OF THE FUTURE » in a very beautiful country.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 27, 2020
"Just to be CLEAR: WE ARE IN ENGAGED WITH HAITI’s GOVERNMENT to make a transformational INVESTMENT to bring JOBS, DEVELOPMENT, HELP SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS and FISHERMEN and Build a new « CITY OF THE FUTURE » in a very beautiful country," Kanye tweeted.
'Ye's involvement with Haiti and the Haitian government is unclear. West mentioned the idea during his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience following a visit to the country in September.
Kanye West recently sat down with @joerogan for a 3-hour conversation. Together, the pair discussed everything from why Kanye decided to run for president, his recent trip to Haiti, president Jovenel Moise giving him & his business partners an island to develop, and more. pic.twitter.com/2g3vvgNbgr
— Lunionsuite 🇭🇹 (@LunionSuite) October 26, 2020
Kanye has been interested in creating full-scale Yeezy cities as part of the company's farm-to-table initiative for a while. Yet unlike his current political aspirations, West's real estate dreams have come to life with compounds in Wyoming and Atlanta. Now it seems like he's ready to bring this mission to another country.
Although this seems like a futuristic and innovative idea, many Haitians and others believe this could result in neo-colonialism.
Kanye West eating sugar cane in the streets of Cap Haitien, #Haiti with the lowlife president.
They really want that neoliberal puppet dictatorship in Haiti, and will go to any length to establish it. pic.twitter.com/OiZLFv8741
— Madame Boukman - Justice 4 Haiti 🇭🇹 (@madanboukman) September 26, 2020
Kanye West admits the president of #Haiti gave him and Iranian-American billionaire Shervin Pishevar the offshore island of Tortuga/Turtle Island.
Is this why the people of the coastal town of Saint Louis Du Nord (access to the island) are being silently massacred? https://t.co/AHUQcd6xyk pic.twitter.com/GwPXoxXPBQ
— Madame Boukman - Justice 4 Haiti 🇭🇹 (@madanboukman) October 26, 2020
Kanye grabbing land in Haiti but Haitian niggas buying jewelry n drip✨❤️
— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) October 26, 2020
Kanye west in Haiti saying that the president gave him the island??? Mwen ta remmen correspond ak li. pic.twitter.com/e6W3VnZH1J
— yall lack empathy and it shows. (@messtbh) October 26, 2020
I know Haiti needs help but I don’t trust Kanye. I’m sorry.
— Moe Bigga (@__m033) October 27, 2020
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