What’s Wyclef Talking About?



This week, Shakira and Wyclef’s hit song "Hips Don’t Lie" is everywhere from Verizon commercials to billboard charts. Like the title of her album "Oral Fixation" the song focuses on the Latin singer’s sensuality, in particular her battery-powered hips. 

In the song, Wyclef and Shakira partake in flirty duet banter. He says,"I never really knew that she could dance like this/She makes a man wants to speak Spanish". And she says "Oh baby when you talk like that/ You make a woman go mad/So be wise and keep on/Reading the signs of my body," and three quarters through the song you really feel their chemistry and believe her hips are telling the truth. 

But then Wyclef breaks out into a mysterious, politically-charged rap that makes us think he has ulterior motives besides bagging the hip-mistress. See the lyrics to his bizarre rap after the jump …

She’s so sexy every man’s fantasy a refugee like me back with the Fugees from a 3rd world country
I go back like when ‘pac carried crates for Humpty Humpty
I need a whole club dizzy
Why the CIA wanna watch us?
Colombians and Haitians
I ain’t guilty, it’s a musical transaction
No more do we snatch ropes
Refugees run the seas ’cause we own our own boats

Huh? Either he’s trying to impress Shakira with his illegal immigration policy prowess or he’s using this single as a political platform to win votes from boat-owning Colombians who do the Humpty Dance. If so, he’s got my vote.

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