Miami bans ex-president of Haiti ‘Sweet Micky’ from performing at music festival | app

MIAMI – Miami police will not allow former Haitian President Michel Martelly, known as “Sweet Micky” on stage, to perform at a music festival in Little Haiti on Saturday, citing security concerns facing pressure from members of the community who say the controversial politician and singer shouldn’t be welcome in town.

Martelly, president of Haiti from 2011 to 2016 and a popular musician, drew protesters to a 2018 show in Miami that, like this weekend’s event, took place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex to celebrate the Haitian Flag Day.

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