Rapper Kanye West reveals his and Iranian-American billionaire Shervin Pishevar’s interests in Haiti is to develop the “City of the Future”
The concept of West’s involvement with Haitian politics didn’t sit well with many people, some turned to Twitter to voice their concerns.
West responded via Twitter in an attempt to clear up any confusion regarding his influence in Haitian politics.
“Just to be clear,” West writes “We are engaged with Haiti’s government to make 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.”
Although Yeezy’s involvement in Haitian politics remains unclear, he isn’t the first musical artist to start building and investing in cities overseas. Singer Akon announced early this year that he plans on creating a $6 billion smart city in Senegal, called AkonCity. The rapper’s ideas for the city have been compared to a “real-life Wakanda,” referring to the highly advanced fictional nation portrayed in Marvel’s Black Panther.