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Wyclef Jean in hiding after Haiti death threat

Wyclef Jean has gone into hiding after receiving alleged death threats in Haiti.

The former Fugees man is waiting to find out if his application to run to be president of the country has been accepted. He told the Associated Press he was hiding in a secret location following intimidating messages telling him to leave the country.

He did not reveal further details of the threat.

Jean is waiting to find out if he is eligible to run for the position. Under the country’s rules the musician, who was raised in Brooklyn, must have lived in Haiti for five years in a row.

He said: “We await the CEP [electoral commission] decision but the laws of the Haitian constitution must be respected.” The election is scheduled for November 28.