Mos Def was in Bellville yesterday, appearing in court over that World Passport incident – but things didn’t go too well from the start.
The treatment of Yasiin Bey by South Africa has not been taken lightly by the concious hip hop artist.
I was chatting to Luke Dale Roberts, owner of Cape Town’s famed Test Kitchen and Pot Luck restaurants the other day and he told me the funniest story about rap superstar and Cape Town resident, Mos Def. Def has since changed his name to Yasiin Bey, but people are taking a while to abandon the old name.
When Mos Def attempted to leave South Africa for Ethiopia, he was arrested for using a World Passport. Say what?
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Capetonians may have thought they were going mental seeing Mos Def buying groceries at their local convenience store. But for those who don’t know, the international hip-hop star has been living in the Mother City for a while now.