Chris Brown and Lil Wayne in Haiti?
The news of these two pop stars performing a concert in Haiti was the talk of the e-parlors of #TeamHaiti.
It all started when this little flyer started coming up in posts on Instagram, showing the elevated faces of Chris Brown and Lil Wayne.
Then it spread on Twitter and Facebook. “It”—as in the news that Chris Brown and Lil Wayne would actually be performing for the first time in Haiti.
Now, with the repatriation of Haitians and Dominican-Haitians having been of great concern, some wondered if the concert was a good idea. Yet others argued that in spite of problems, life must go on—and the concert should be held—regardless of the opinions of some.
Big O Productions—the concert promoter responsible for the concert—took to the pages of Haiti’s daily Le Nouvelliste to clarify several misconceptions/misunderstandings about the pending concert. First and foremost, it was revealed that it was Kasseem Dean, better known to us folks as Swizz Beatz, who was the co-mastermind of the concert, and that well, said concert would be free to attendees. Swizz Beatz also got on social media to reassure fans that it would be a free concert.
As the days counted down, there was some skepticism expressed by some on Twitter about whether the concert would even take place. Would Chris Brown and Lil Wayne perform in Haiti or not…Well, the skeptics watched until the very connected Karen Civil added credence by tweeting about the concert.
Remembering the time during the Haiti earthquake, when Chris had shown his support, several fans reposted the Haiti photo of him…you know the one of him wearing the “Don’t Hate On Haiti” shirt.
Breezy posted this photo on Instagram of his landing….
…this photo of his farewell.
On concert night, fans came out to see Breezy and Weezy perform. There were some local acts who performed that night as well: T-Micky, Boukman Eksperyans, RoodyRood Boy, Barikad Crew, TPO, and DRZ.
I bet Chris didn’t think that he had that many fans in Port-au-Prince. He held out the microphone so that they could sing along with him.
Here is Lil Wayne, as captured by photographer Jumenes “Dezobri” Coreus
At last, Haiti had its Chris Brow-Won and its Lay-toe Win. Hooray.