Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, was born and raised in Brooklyn. He’s lived in these United States for most of his life. He had a cameo in Talladega Nights, which rivals Patton and Rio Bravo as the most American movie ever made. But Bey relocated to South Africa a short while ago, and now, it seems that immigration officials may be preventing him from entering the country. According to a statement from the Together Boston festival, which Bey was scheduled to play last week, “immigration/legal issues” have forced him to cancel the short U.S. tour he’d been planning. According to The Guardian, it’s not entirely clear that Bey has been denied entry to the country, but even with all that unsettled, it’s disturbing news.
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