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63 thoughts on “20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were of Haitian Descent

  1. Jamara Ygmf Newell says:

    A lot speculation here.

  2. JahQues Daniel Jean-Baptiste says:

    This is sketchy…. really Pras is Haitian? Who knew. Lol

  3. Raquel Lamarre says:

    I`am half haitian too

  4. thats what i say….lol

  5. Debbie Saem says:

    Blake Griffin tho… niiiiiiccceeeee

  6. Steph Sylvain-Serrette says:

    Why all the speculation though?? I'm confused.. Anyone can be Haitian and its actually a great honor to be linked to such a great strong people

  7. Schella Vilme says:

    If your parent's are Haitian….you are Haitian!

  8. Allan Volcy says:

    LoL

  9. Jude Mentor says:

    Whatever your father is that's who you are there's no mixing with god

  10. Zoe is Latina and she tells everyone dis

  11. Haitians ppl are beautiful. 🙂

  12. No not really, if you were born in America you're "American" or any other country that's what you would be considered in the real world by law, Haiti is a country and culture not a racial back round, If your parents was born in Haiti and they moved to the US then yes they are still Haitian, but if you were born here and you went to Haiti and said you were "Haitian" they would laugh at you.

  13. Widline Aristil says:

    Im half Haitian half black and I'm proud to be.

  14. Schella Vilme says:

    Jonathan Alerte I work in case-management and meet with a diverse group of people on a daily basis. Family's of Italian decent will say they are Italian or Italian-American. Parisian, Irish, Polish, Greek etc will generally say the same thing. Haitian will say I'm American ignoring their cultural. I want my children who are born here to be proud of "who they are" Haitian American. They are born into a cultural that they need to embrace and be proud of. Most Haitian that say they are Americans instead of Haitians/ Haitian Americans are not proud of the fact that they are Haitian.

  15. Schella Vilme says:

    She is also of Haitian decent and recently stated this in a commercial.

  16. Tiffany Washington says:

    So if I was born in an African country and son was born in Germany….that would make him german???? But in the zoo they call the lion, african…..Anways ! Maxwell is mix with delicious and sexy

  17. Lboogy Jamz says:

    No u r not…u r a latina

  18. Then alot of black people are white. Because a good percentage of black people in the western hemisphere are born to white male slave owners.

  19. Schella Vilme she Latino Ive seen plenty of interviews and she says she Latina

  20. Schella Vilme Thats not true IM 30 and I went to Haiti once when I was 25 and they let me know I wasnt truly Haitain

  21. Checkout her l'oreal color match commercial.

  22. Mackendy Ceptus says:

    Take it from me I Love being Haitian

  23. Jude Mentor says:

    Yes that is correct @gla

  24. Follow me on instagram brownamor22.. if you need followers

  25. Vincent Hamm says:

    I'm Rushin……yea rushing to work everyday to pay my bills,who cares?

  26. Jonathan Alerte guess you never been to haiti

  27. Raquel Lamarre says:

    Lboogy Jamzhy I am a Latino, when my father is haitian and my mother is german?

  28. Schella Vilme says:

    Gladimir Gla Chrispin check out her l'oreal commercial she said she is of Haitian decent.

  29. Jude Anselme says:

    Jonathan Alerte lost soul

  30. Lboogy Jamz says:

    Pardon the ignorance…was just guessing! Ppl has this idea what Haitians r supposed to look like but visiting the country often recently I uncover lots beautiful ppl similar to u in that place. It was like

  31. James Grant says:

    Jonathan Alerte I agree with you that being Haitian is not a racial background but not all countries grant you automatic citizenship just because you're born on their soil. Plenty of countries in the world will not grant you automatic citizenship, you are considered a citizen of the country where your parents are from. Some do allow you to apply for citizenship when you turn 18, France is one example I can think of. If your parents were born in Haiti or even just one of them, you are just as much Haitian as you are American and according to Haitian law you can even apply for a Haitian passport when you turn 18. In which case you would have dual citizenship.

  32. James Grant says:

    Gladimir Gla Chrispin you can't go around letting people tell you who they think you are. You have to look at your heritage not anybody's opinion.

  33. Moe Rego says:

    Schella Vilme Zoe Saldana never mentions he Haitian roots she only mentions her mother who inspired her in the L'Oreal commercial. Why don't you provide a link because I can't find a video where she claims a "supposed" Haitian ancestry.

  34. Raquel Lamarre says:

    Lboogy Jamz , I always look different when i use a hot iron for my hair and color it.

  35. Lboogy Jamz says:

    My best friend sister is also half German with green eyes. I know sometime y'all have it rough growing up.

  36. Marisol Italia Pérez says:

    Jonathan Alerte UNFORTUNATELY, Haitians born in Dominican Republic are NOT considered Haitians. Some Haitians that are true-born Dominicans who have never traveled outside of their country of birth find themselves outsiders. Currently in court limbo…which makes me sad and disgusted as a Dominican 🙁

  37. Shakira Williams says:

    Lmaooo..yeah hold figure

  38. Bleu Bear says:

    You can take the person out of the land but you can't take the land out of the person. I was raised in a household with two people from Saint Vincent; So, you're saying that my culture is American…, my birthplace was America not my roots

  39. Mushee Folks says:

    Haitian is Black regardless it's not a race. Plus, Haiti is on the same island as the Dominic Republic so that's why some people say they are Latino because they are embarrassed to be Haitian.

  40. Pras been Haitian. Who Knew? Everybody knew. From his accent to his last name.

  41. #SakPase #Follow and support @HaitianBoyEnt and there Lady #Zoe @iamalexisbell

  42. There are, indeed some nuances between the way Haitian-Americans think or behave in comparison with a Haitian who was born and raised in Haiti; nonetheless, these differences must not cause a Haitian-American to ignore or not acknowledge and celebrate his/her Haitian heritage. These Haitians who made you feel uneasy about you celebrating Haitian culture (unfortunately) did so out of ignorance and lack of understanding of the significance of transmitting, sharing and keeping (however much or little) of culture and heritage. (people often respect you more when you are not bashful and afraid to show pride and appreciation of/for your heritage).

  43. To all those of Haitian descent who were or have been made uneasy about celebrating Haitian heritage and culture: There are, indeed some nuances between the way Haitian-Americans think or behave in comparison with a Haitian who was born and raised in Haiti; nonetheless, these differences must not cause a Haitian-American to ignore or not acknowledge and celebrate his/her Haitian heritage. These Haitians who made you feel uneasy about celebrating Haitian culture (unfortunately) did or have done so out of ignorance and lack of understanding of the significance of transmitting, sharing and keeping (however much or little) culture and heritage. (people often respect you more when you are not bashful and afraid to show pride and appreciation of/for your heritage).

  44. Aaron Bryant says:

    Non mwen se Aaron Bryant. Mwen rete nan ekòs, UK. Se isit la mwen ti sekrè pou nenpòt moun ki dispoze Et prè pou pataje ansanm avè m' lan anpil richès. Tout sa te rive konsa…Mwen te gen yon regilye UK lotri jwe pou ane avèk ti ou pa gen siksè. Nan yon pwen kont mwen te pwèske vidé paske m' te kwè ke mwen pral rete nan mitan gwo ganyan yo pa jwe l' jan mwen believeed ap jwe pa lòt moun ak m pat dwe. Mwen te genyen confondre nan yon pwen Et se jan kominote lòt moun mete jwenn primée numéros boulèt ak vin instant ' olye ke l m. Et, mwen kenbe mande tèt mwen sa yo konnen osijè de Loto sa m pa… sèlman pou koupe l' yon sèl jou fidèl mwen te rankontre ak yon vye zanmi ki pa m lan, ki te di m' jan lotri jwèt la te pote l' soti nan lavi yon wont 'de zèb pou favè Bondye' pa yon sèten gwo fòtin guichet. Li te ba l' kouryèll adrès kote mwen te kontakte moun. Gade sa li te genyen jan m' move li an kase. Li ban m' ti règ senp l' ak pwosedi ki fè m' yo te doute ke l. Se jis twò kontan koulye a paske mwen te tiye m' tout rapide Et te kwè ke l. gade m' koulye a se kòman pou yo an depo lajan m' ak pa kijan pou yo fè lajan an. Si ou gen pasyans sa mwen mache nan lè sa a, vin pou kraze mechan yo… ekri m' sou Bwat mesaj m' a fè tout bagay pwive

  45. i am not suprise some of the famous people have heritage in them i dont see why dome people are shock???? because they dont speak creole or french to the masses lmao you dont know how they live privately except for what media news tell you.they probably embrace every bit of who they are in their circle.are you in their circle??? so how do you know they not proud haitian american?how do you know they not contributing? smh at some haitians same ppl that wont lift a finger to help haiti but criticize everything and anyone that they dont approve ya the saddest haitians

  46. I would have been more proud if they could come together influence the decisions making in Haitian gouvernement so Haitians can have a better image instead of hidden their identities…

  47. Where u from if you dont mind me asking?

  48. @Gladimir Gla Chrispin I agree bc I was born there, but left as a baby with my parents. I was trick/sent back by my father to live with an great uncle for abt a year and a half when I was like 13, 14 yrs old for bad behavior. Even tho I was born and left as an infant. I was told numerous of time that I wasn't a real Haitian by pretty much the whole town

  49. diri kole ak pois rouge avec grio is the Scheiße!!!!

  50. Andy Howard says:

    Not Every Hatian that black

  51. hell and heaven will receive all nations,so let's be happy as one familly in Jesus name

  52. Eli Elysee says:

    The most popular one of them all in Sports at least isn't on the list. Stephen Curry's mother is Haitian.

  53. Ludie Bujeau says:

    Jonathan Alerte. No you are consider Haitian-American if you were born in America.

  54. Jonathan Alerte Any child born from an american parent anywhere in the world is considered "American " .we haitian arbitrarely use the same system even though it isnt haitian law

  55. I don't trust this article, Future stated on his breakfast club interview that he is not Haitian. He said that his Haitian friends and friends embraced him like he was family but he is not of Haitian decent

  56. El Master says:

    Zoe Saldana is Haitian as Blake Griffin is French LOL. Please don't get it twisted people.

  57. El Master says:

    Please don't get it twisted people. Zoe is probably Haitian as Blake Griffin and Maxwell are French. A L'oreal commercial means very little. If we go by that then she's also Lebanese and Taino Indian.

  58. El Master says:

    Schella Vilme Yeah, and if we go by that commercial she's also Lebanese and Taino Indian. Her mother is actually Puerto Rican. It really makes no sense that she inherited Haitian roots from her mother side.

  59. All good Ayiti represent

  60. Official announcement! Rapper Future is not haitian. He said it on breakfast club click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6MufKZ6h4s go to 23:59 on video

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