Wycleaf Jean considering running for Haiti president?

Updated: Jul 27, 2010, 14:31 PM IST

Los Angeles: Haiti-born R&B star Wycleaf Jean is reportedly considering running for president of his devastated homeland, according to his charitable foundation.

The 37-year-old star has been instrumental in ensuring the Haitians left homeless by the massive earthquake in January have aid, and has built temporary shelters through his Yele Haiti organisation, CNN online reported.

Jean`s dedication and service prompted many to call for him to step into politics, but he initially shrugged off the idea, saying, "If I take a job being a president, I can`t do as much as I`m doing for my country."

The singer, however, seems to have changed his mind as he has reportedly filled out the relevant paperwork in case he wants to put himself forward as a presidential candidate in the 2010 elections, saying, "I can`t sing forever."

But a statement from his foundation adds that Jean is yet to come to a final decision, "Wyclef`s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward."

"At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately," the statement added.