Singer Wyclef Jean meets with Haiti's president, discusses security concerns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Rene Preval has meet with presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean for more than two hours, discussing everything from the hip hop artist's safety to relations with the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Jean tells the Associated Press that he felt Thursday's exchange with Rene Preval was positive.

Earlier in the week, Jean said he had received death threats. Jean said Preval expressed concern and offered Jean security.

The former Fugees frontman — and several dozen other presidential candidates — are scheduled to find out Friday if the country's electoral council allows them to run for office.