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Kanye West Delivers A Message From Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) About His Arrest In South Africa (AUDIO)


(AllHipHop News) Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) was arrested in South Africa last week for allegedly trying to exit the country with a “fraudulent passport.” The Brooklyn born emcee has now issued a statement about the matter through his longtime friend and musical partner Kanye West.

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Kanye posted “A message from Yasiin Bey” on his Twitter page with a link to audio of Bey both rhyming and talking about the situation in South Africa. He opened by referring to Kanye’s latest single “No More Parties In L.A.”

“No more parties in S.A.,” said Bey.

He continued, “This is not an expression of fear. This is just to make things clear. My intentions are pure in coming here. And that’s on everything I love or hold dear.”

Bey denied committing any crimes, and he believes government officials are making false claims against him. According to Bey, his world passport has been an accepted document in South Africa for years.

“I have reason to believe or suspect that there are political motivations behind the way that I’m being treated, because this is following no reasonable train of logic,” stated Bey. “It’s curious. I haven’t broken any law, and I’m being treated like a criminal.”

Bey added he just wants to leave South Africa. He and his family are ready to exit the country and not return. In addition, the 42-year-old creator of the Black on Both Sides LP announced he will be releasing his final album later this year before walking away from the entertainment business for good.

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Listen to Yasiin Bey’s message below.

  • W.E.B. Du Bois

    having kids turned out fucked up for Yasmin bey

    • Q.

      Not having an abortion turned out fvcked up for your mother!

  • Larry Sandwiches

    Cmon Mos! Put out ‘Blackstar 2’!

    That would be instant 10 bucks you get from me!

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      factz its funny how groups seem to always split apart ….

      • Larry Sandwiches

        Im holding out hope

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        me too respiration is one of favorite tracks to date !!!!!!!

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        holl-up homie , explain what you mean by ” finding yoself “

  • ApricotNapalm

    South Africa has the deepest mines on the planet……white ppl cant take chances with activists there. Reason they didnt give that part back

  • Eric Emajor Jackson

    Deep, and I know its deeper….pause

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  • Q.

    Great post. So, a lil’ old emcee is a state threat now? Massa’ don’t like it when we stray off the plantation, putting ideas of FREEDOM in people’s heads. We must be monitored at all times. Revolutionaries are scary! Safe travels, Mos.

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