In an effort to boost his waning election chances, Wyclef Jean has released a new song, "Pou Kepa," online today (Aug. 26). The track, performed in Haitian language Creole, is a protest against the CEP (Haiti election commission), which has barred Jean from running in the country's November presidential election.
"This is my new song contesting the CEP, in Creole. We want equal rights and justice!" Jean tweeted earlier today, providing a link to the track.
The release of "Pou Kepa" follows the electoral council's ruling that the former Fugees star cannot run for the Haitian presidency due to a failure to fulfill residency requirements. A council lawyer said on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that the decision cannot be appealed, while Oscar winner and activist Sean Penn urged Jean to bow out of the race in a Huffington Post column printed yesterday (Aug. 25).