Wyclef Jean tapes Haiti plea

Haitian-born rap star Wyclef Jean has recorded a radio message asking people in the country to give up crime, the BBC rerports.

"If you love Wyclef that means you love Haiti," he said in Creole in a short ad run by local stations in the nation, according to the report..

Jean, 35, was made a roving ambassador for Haiti last year by President Rene Preval. The singer gained fame as a member of hip-hop trio The Fugees.