Mos Def May Have to Cough Up Some Dough for Being a No-Show

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 19: Mos Def performs during VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music at VEVO Power Station on March 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for VEVO)

Mos Def May Have to Cough Up Some Dough for Being a No-Show

Looks like his travel issues are catching up with him.

Published May 18, 2016

Looks like bailing on his commitments due to possible travel issues is catching up with Mos Def.

As a booking company in Japan is claiming, the rapper bailed on three shows last year, despite allegedly signing the appropriate contracts for the gigs and collecting a payment of $35K.

Mos Def, who changed his name to Yasiin Bey, announced earlier this year (via a freestyle exclusively shared by Kanye West) that he is retiring from music. The rapper began his 2016 by dealing with legal troubles after being arrested in South Africa for using a “world passport.” 

As reported, the company booked the rapper for two back-to-back shows last September, as well as a festival gig a couple days later. They also claimed that contracts were signed and that they paid half of the $70K total months prior to the booking dates. 

While his travel issues may be to blame for his no-shows in Japan, the booking company is furious he didn’t hold up his end of the contract and are hitting him with a lawsuit to get their money back, as well as any damages. 

Considering that he keeps an extremely low profile, it's not surprising he hasn't yet issued a public comment regarding the new lawsuit.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for VEVO)


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