Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Explains Why He Left America (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Yasiin Bey left the United States two years ago to live in South Africa. The man formerly known as Mos Def dropped by the Beats By Dre headquarters to discuss his decision to leave America. According to Bey, the social situation in the States was hindering his ability to create.

“America’s really a very challenging place for me. Sure there’s great business opportunities, but given the current social, political, economic climate it’s very difficult, unnecessarily difficult, to create to the degree of fullness, the type of robust creativity I like to have – it’s very difficult for me to produce that here,” says Mos.

[ALSO READ: Reports Mos Def Is Banned From Entering U.S. Are A “Complete Lie” Says Friend]

Watch Mos Def’s interview below.

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