star Mos Def was arrested last night (Aug. 31) after MTV’s VMA’s because he didn’t
have authorization to perform outside of Radio City Music Hall in New York.The
rapper, born Dante Smith, was charged with disorderly conduct after attempting
to perform on a flatbed truck for a crowd outside of the event. Police
ordered the rapper to end his impromptu performance of "Katrina Clap,"
a freestyle criticizing the Bush administration’s response to the Hurricane Katrina
request to halt the performance was not immediately relayed to MOs Def. According
to reports, members of the rapper’s entourage were arrested as well. Representatives
for MOs Def said the rapper was unjustly arrested and that the whole situation
was captured on camera. Mos
Def was released this morning (Sept. 1).