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.
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