News: G-Unit's Tony Yayo & DJ Whoo Kid Talk Haiti's Aftermath, "We Just Don't Know Where Our Families Are"
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 4:35PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid have addressed the critical nature of last week's earthquake in Haiti.
Yayo is still in disbelief with how fast the disaster happened.
"It's confusing, man," he explained in an interview. "It shows you how life is -- Haiti lost everything in 30 seconds. In 30 seconds, no warning. It's, like, the country is poor already, and now a natural disaster hits it. They need more than help. It's crazy, man - they was left with nothing. It's a poor country already. It's no telling what's gonna hit next." (MTV)
Whoo Kid admitted that he does not know the status of Haitian family members.
"I spoke to [cousin and G-Unit producer] Sha, Yayo -- a lot of Haitians I know in the industry," Whoo Kid said. "We all have the same problem where we just don't know where our families are. People are missing. People have died. I talked to a lot of my friends where their family members are outta here - the whole family gone. Wow...I don't wanna get confirmations of my family members dying. So I'd rather just get the limbo situation and just wait and pray. I feel sorry for all the people out there. It's a tragic situation. Haiti has been messed up for the last 10 years. America has never really helped Haiti - 80 percent of Haiti's poor. So you put an earthquake on top of that, what do you call it? What do you do? It seems so hopeless. It's gonna take months to get back to some type of normality." (MTV)
Yayo has also allowed his voice to be heard through Twitter.
"Text 90999 for Red Cross Relief. Text 501 501 to donate $5 thru YELE. For more info visit www.yele.org Thanks once again to everyone supporting Haiti For more Haiti Relief info visit worldvision.org, carmafoundation.org, unicef.com, sirius.com/haiti, & xmradio.com/haiti For more Haiti Relief info visit worldvision.org, carmafoundation.org, unicef.com, sirius.com/haiti, & xmradio.com/haiti Tony Yayo & DJ Whoo Kidd plus more discuss Haiti on Sirius Radio http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/tony-yayo-dj-whoo-kid-more-1 Text 501 501 to donate $5 thru YELE. For more info visit www.yele.org Thanks once again to everyone supporting Haiti." (Tony Yayo's Twitter)
The massive disaster took place one week ago.
The major earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday may lead to hundreds of millions of dollars of insured losses, risk assessor Eqecat said, an amount that could have been higher had underwriters loosened their standards. Eqecat indicated that insured buildings often must meet a higher standard and therefore may sustain less damage. However, the company said Haiti's magnitude 7.0 earthquake, whose epicenter was just 10 miles (16 km) from the capital of Port-au-Prince, "is very severe, and even well-designed buildings could expect damage from this event." (Reuters)
Watch Diddy speaking on the Haiti earthquake below: