American rapper and actor Yasiin Bey formerly known as Mos Def has recorded a message apologising to his fans for missing shows in Sweden and Denmark. Mos Def was scheduled to perform in these countries this week but due to his pending court case he cannot leave South Africa.
The message was recorded on Wednesday in Cape Town‚ where the rapper is currently residing after he was arrested in January. Yasiin was arrested after he attempted to leave the country using a “world passport”, which the South African government does not recognise.
"I won't be able to make it to you this week," he said. ""It's directly related to the matters at hand here for me in South Africa which I'm working to resolve." He also tells his fans that he will schedule another show later in the year and that he is safe in Cape Town.
“I’m safe and in good spirit, fortunately I’m looking to reschedule these dates later this fall. I want to say thank you to all my team in Europe, who have been very devoted, diligent and patient. I want to thank the fans showing interest in my work over the years, I don’t take it for granted,” he said.
A track called “Dec. 99th – N.A.W.” appeared on Bey's SoundCloud page for his project ‘A Country Called Earth’. The song is produced by Ferrari Sheppard and was posted on SoundCloud on Thursday night.
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Story By: Thulile Gama