MechansT, Kendrick Lamar,
Selfie of Haitian rapper MechansT four days before releasing his new album “A Table” on July 10, 2023. Photo via MechansT’s Facebook page

CAP-HAITIEN — A Haitian rapper took out two songs, including one that features a verse initially said to be by Kendrick Lamar, from his latest album after learning that the tracks may have been produced using artificial intelligence (AI) voices that mimic the international superstar’s award-winning vocal chords. 

MechansT, born Wens Jonathan Desire, said in a July 13 press note that he and his team took the impersonation song, “G.O.A.T.,” out of the “A Table” album that dropped July 10 and that they are investigating the situation. 


A Haitian rapper, MechansT, is accused of using artificial intelligence to impersonate Kendrick Lamar on his new album.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.