While at an event in New York City hosted by fashion designer Donna KarenWyclef Jean made some surprising remarks, but they had nothing to do with fashion. Clef, who once aspired to be president of Haiti, has never shied away from getting involved in politics, but his latest statements may come as a shock. Wyclef thinks Sarah Palin is cool.

“I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin, because she’s rad. She’s shrewd. She’s cool. Because at the end of the day, I’m for the people.

I’m not saying she could be the next president, you know, but there’s something about her. Heavy debates in my house. Whenever I say Sarah Palin, people think I’m crazy, but I like her, I do. I can like whoever. This is America, right?”

[Global Grind]