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Mos Def Arrested Outside MTV VMA Awards Over Performance

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Rap

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

disaster. The

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).

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