Photo Credit: INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)
Kanye West Plans To Build 'Futuristic City' In Haiti
Kanye West revealed that he has been in talks with the President of Haiti to develop what he calls a “city of the future.”
Kanye said he has plans to develop a portion of Tortuga Island to benefit the locals on the island.
“We go to Haiti, and the president gives us this island to develop; to make it a city of the future,” Kanye said in an interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. “We’re gonna have the farmers and the people that live there take ownership of the land they have right now, so when it raises in value, they all eat.”
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
Kanye has expressed interest in creating full-scale “Yeezy cities” as part of his farm-to-table initiative.
Many Haitians, however, feel this is colonialism.
Kanye West eating sugar cane in the streets of Cap Haitien, #Haiti with the lowlife president.— Madame Boukman – Justice 4 Haiti 🇭🇹 (@madanboukman) September 26, 2020
They really want that neoliberal puppet dictatorship in Haiti, and will go to any length to establish it. pic.twitter.com/OiZLFv8741
Kanye West admits the president of #Haiti gave him and Iranian-American billionaire Shervin Pishevar the offshore island of Tortuga/Turtle Island.— Madame Boukman – Justice 4 Haiti 🇭🇹 (@madanboukman) October 26, 2020
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