10 Celebrities you Probably didn't know are Haitian

MTV released an article about 10 celebrities you probably didn't know are Haitian and you will be surprised to see who is on that list...

MTV list of Celebrities of Haitian Descent
MTV list of Celebrities of Haitian Descent

Here is MTV's list of Celebrities of Haitian Descent:

Maxwell - raised in Brooklyn, his mother is from Haiti.

Regine Chassagne (Arcade Fire) - born in Canada, her family having emigrated from Haiti during the Duvalier dictatorship

Jason Derulo - born in Miami, he went platinum with the hit song "Whatcha Say", his parents are from Haiti.

Jean Michel Basquiat - Madonna's ex boyfriend, born in Brooklyn NY, his father, Gerard Basquiat, is from Haiti

Jonathan Polynice Vilma - , Born in Coral Gables Florida, NFL Linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, his parents are from Haiti

TruGoy the Dove (De La Soul) - Rapper from the hop hop trio De La Soul, born David Jude Jolicoeur in Brooklyn NY, his parents are from Haiti.

Garcelle Beauvais - Born in St. Marc, Haiti, Garcelle's mother, Marie-Claire, moved the seven children in the family to Massachusetts after divorcing their father.

Tony Yayo, born Marvin Bernard in New York, member of G-Unit, recently spoke to MTV News about his concerns for, Haiti, his ancestral homeland.

DJ Whoo Kid, born Yves Mondesire in Haiti, member of G-Unit, recently spoke to MTV News about his concerns for, Haiti, his ancestral homeland.

50 Cent - Born Curtis James Jackson III in South Jamaica, Queens, New York, 50 Cent has not widely mentioned a Haitian connection but his mother, Sabrina Jackson, who died when he was 12, was reportedly half Haitian.

Pierre Garcon - Born in Carmel, NY, Wide receiver for the NFL Indianapolis Colts, his parents are from Haiti

W.E.B. Du Bois - born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Author, Civil Rights Activist, Harvard graduate, his father Alfred Du Bois was Haitian.

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Thank you Frantz Delsoin for the info

Source: MTV.com]

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Concern says...

nice real nice Haiti needs to shine

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Diona says...

Those of us of Caribbean identify with the CULTURE we are brought up with and not necessarily the COUNTRY we were born in. So many decedents of Haitians say they are Haitian before they claim anything

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Martin Louis says...

they were born from Haitian parents but they are not Haitian.

Wrong title for this

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Wilfrid says...

it should be more and and many more name, like Usher and

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Julie says...

between 100000 and 200000 dead in total in haiti that's what it takes to say they were haitian excluding wycleff, maxwell and Garcelle
they should be ashamed of

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