Last week, on the heels of the reported mass expulsion of Haitian migrants in The Dominican Republic, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean tapped international superstars Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for a free concert in Haiti.While rumors circulated that Haiti’s goverment paid a million dollars to hist the concert, Karen Civil put me in contact with Swizz Beatz who confirmed it would be a free concert hosted by him, prepared by his business partners in association in Big O production to bring awareness to music and the arts in Haiti.
Reached out to my sources, including Chris Brown Manager and Lil Wayne's and I Just received official word from Karen Civil (@karencivil ) the Lil Wayne and Chris brown concert is actually organized by Swizz Beats who is throwing the event for Tourism in Haiti. It's a FREE concert for the Haitian people to help build tourism and the arts in Haiti. They are sending me an official press release which I will post soon with more detailed info. The prices which have been posted of how much was paid to the artist to come is incorrect. No one in Haiti paid for the event. This is a Swizz Beats production. #Lunionsuite #Haiti #Haititourism #Concert #Lilwayne #Chrisbrown #SwizzBeats #Haititravels
On Friday (June 26), Swizz Beats, Lil Wayne and Chris brown all landed in Haiti for what was one of the most trending topics on social media that day. As the pictures and videos were posted and emailed to me from Haiti, I tried to keep up with Haiti by posting and reposting as fast as I could while Haitians all over the US were glued to their social networks checking for updates.
Chris Brown ( @chrisbrownofficial) Representing with the Haitian flag before he get on stage. #Lunionsuite Also spotted is #Haitianamercian boxer @andreberto left and Haitian artist and Big On Productions @bigo4life right #Lunionsuite #Haiti #Chrisbrown #Concert #Ayiti #SwizzBeats #LunionsuiteExclusive Picture #LiveConcert #Rappers #Haitian #Teamhaiti #Haitianlivesmatter
The six-hour show was held in Port-au-Prince’s central square, the Champ de Mars on Friday. Tunechi played for 30 minutes while Breezy played a 60-minute set amid a slew of other Haitian acts, such as T-Micky, Boukman Eksperyans, Barikad Crew and DRZ to name a few.
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At the end of the concert, Swizz Beats took to his instagram to thank and acknowledge Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Big O Productions, Karen Civil and Me (@Mrswanda)
Tonight was EPIC ?? I thank the people so much for letting me have fun in #Haiti ?? No fights! No negative energy just pure good Vibes?? Tonight the people felt the love and that's all that matters blessings???????????????? Thx to @liltunechi & @chrisbrownofficial for taking time out of their busy schedules and doing this with me for the people!!! Nothing but Blessings?? also thanks all the outlets that reported the facts ……… Also super thx @bigo4life blessings @karencivil ?? @mrswanda ??
Despite attracting a massive crowd of concertgoers, things panned out smoothly and Haiti was showered with nothing but love and positive vibes.
Press Play To Watch Clips From The Concert Courtesy of Chokarella.
Here are a few Instagram from Swizz Beats and Chris Brown’s while in Haiti.