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Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) Maintains South Africa Allegations Are False


(AllHipHop News) The Mighty Yasiin Bey is not going down without a fight.

The rapper, also known as Mos Def, was reportedly told he must leave South Africa, where he and his family maintain residency.

However, the rapper is speaking out through a representative.

[ALSO READ: Mos Def Arrested In South Africa]

OkayAfrica.com spoke to an unnamed person that represents the artist that says the reports are all wrong.
Below is a part of the Q&A interview.

What is your take on the allegations?
From what I’ve read their allegations are wrong. He attempted to leave the country for a professional commitment and was denied the ability to board an airplane after providing his World Passport.

Why does he have a World Passport?

It’s issued by the World Service —in support of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. His understanding is that the South African government has previously accepted the World Passport to enter the country and to provide visas as recently as August.

Are there political reasons he prefers not to use his US passport?

Social and political, yes. He shouldn’t be forced to use his US passport.

Was he attempting to leave the country?

He was leaving with two people. He was heading to the Selam Music Festival [in Ethiopia]. He was scheduled to perform on the 10th. He tried to leave on the 9th but they wouldn’t let him board the plane. They violated his human right to pursue his profession.

How long was detained for?

He was detained for two nights at least.

What is his position now?

He’s down there to produce and to act in some motion pictures, three of which are slated to film in South Africa this year.

Is he in the country legally?

It’s my understanding that he is.

Click here to read the remainder of the interview.

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  • Isa Ibn Maryam

    World Passports? Might as well roll the dice at the terminal.

    • Eli Pinilla

      Exactly!!!

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  • ZUBU

    This boy better bring his ass back to America, you’re out of bounds son…….

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      mos def is a typical black ni99er sort of like you. he dont got no pull with masta whitey to get a “world passport” even if it existed, highest you can get is a diplomatic from your respective country. i have 5 valid passports. start hating in the reply in 5,4,3,2,1 GO!

      • Eli Pinilla

        It’s a real thing. He’s just stupid for trying to use it there.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        if true, a world passport? every country would have to issue a passport from them saying they’re clear. i dont think anyone even the UN can just issue a passport that says “hey you good here, here, here etc” it sounds fishy.

      • Eli Pinilla

        It’s issued by a none profit human rights group I think. But yea, what your saying is the main reason it’s not accepted; it’s not issued by a recognized governement. There are so many other ways to do what he’s trying to do, that I can only look at ignorance for why he would try to take this approach.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Aka a NY uneducated ni99a. They’re the worst form of a black man and I’m from QUEENS!!

      • Eli Pinilla

        Not jumping in that water lol

      • Knickfan4life

        They do have world passports some countries take them some dont.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        And yet you still ain’t been out your county

      • Knickfan4life

        I been to England and went to Italy once

      • IDNTGIVAFUCKBOUTNOTHING

        Stop acting like a Racist Clown. If you’re from Queens like you say Im sure you’re Aware that Black people Run your Entire Neighborhood.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I am black you dumb fu(K but i can still call it how it is bit(H nicca i slapped Supreme nicca what the fu(k u think i do to you, you probably dont even know who supreme is u goofy

      • ZUBU

        Bitch you don’t have but one passport. Yes I’m familiar with the diplomatic passport but you don’t have one. You would never say nigga in my face I would break your face! Reason why you’re tough behind a computer. You’re a ho everyone on here knows it. Agent you are…

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Ni99a fu(k you bit(h 5 passports hoeeeee! Ni99-a!

      • ZUBU

        You’re not Black, You don’t have 5 passports (If so show them), I’ve known a few people with dual citizenship who have two, but your special ass has 5? Oh and you’re an agent…. You come to our sites to just create drama….
        Agent………

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        2- tourist: one for Muslim supported countries and one for other I..e israeli stamps. Not too smart to go to Jordan with a Tel Aviv Ben gurion stamp. Start googling bit(h I know youre lost right now. It’s called sanitized passports.
        2- official passports: again one for Muslim and one for other countries.
        1-Diplomatic. It’s all black like my skin bit(h

      • ZUBU

        Show and prove…. Agent Elmo…… Once again if you said nigga in my face I would break your face……. Most of the brothers on here would do the same….

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        i woudnt just say NI99a, it would be FU(K NI99A! and FU(K BOY!

      • ZUBU

        Sure you would lol, just like you have 5 passports…. Agent go away… All you do is hatemonger here, everyday…. Go away
        ————–
        Boy you won’t bust a grape in a fruit fight…….. You know the saying… Agent lol

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Lil I schooled your black ni99a Azz and you still talking. Next is your teeth out ya mouth

      • ZUBU

        Son go away……. SMH……… Agent Elmo…..

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Bit(h ni99a

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I’m going your knock your teeth out ni99a bit(h boy

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Also in not showing you that online. Using my photo to lie to others. I’m not getting them out the safe for your retarded special self

  • Eli Pinilla

    This fool used a world passport to fly. Only the shittiest of countries and dumb airport workers let that shit slide. If he was really about that life, and doesn’t wanna use his US passport for “social and political” reasons, then he should just renounce his US citizenship….The way this dude tries to act like he’s all righteous and smart but’s just moving like any dude trynna get away and dumb at that, is what gets me about him. Now they violated his human rights; yea yea yea. You got caught up fool. Just call a spade a spade

    • therealjjohnson

      Why does he have to renounce citezenship in order to use a different passport? People all over the world use non US passports all the time. You are suggesting something that has nothing to do with this.

      • Eli Pinilla

        You can only use more than one passport if you have dual citizenship. Not all countries allow that. SF being one of them. That’s not my point of why I said that though. I said that cuz of the reasons he said he left in the first place. And if he’s really about that life, he should renounce his citizenship to become a citizen of South Africa. He had 2 years to figure it out and chose the lowest denominator. Now he got caught up. He can’t go anywhere else except for the US unless he gets a visa extention.

  • Q.

    HAHAHAHA Did Mos smash somebody’s girl or nah??…’cause the hate is REAL!

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