Following a trip to Haiti in September alongside Iranian-American venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West revealed the president of the Caribbean island has given them a portion of Tortuga/Turtle Island to develop into a “city of the future.”

Touching on the subject during an interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast over the weekend, the 43-year-old explained how the project would benefit locals on the island.

“We go to Haiti and the president gives us this island to develop; to make it a city of the future,” Kanye said. “We’re gonna have the farmers and the people that live there take ownership of the land they have right now so when it raises in value, they all eat.”

West’s announcement of their partnership with president Jovenel Moïse and his government, however, did not sit down well with some people on social media, prompting him to clarify the details of the agreement on his Twitter page on Tuesday, GQ reports.

“Just to be CLEAR: WE ARE IN ENGAGED WITH HAITI’s GOVERNMENT  to make a transformational INVESTMENT to bring  JOBS,  DEVELOPMENT, HELP SUPPORT LOCAL  FARMERS and FISHERMEN and Build a  new « CITY OF THE FUTURE » in a very beautiful country,” he tweeted.

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