Yasiin Bey Drops “No more parties in SA” and Announces Retirement from Music

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Mos Def Performs onstage during a Black Star set on day 1 of Wireless Festival 2015 at Finsbury Park on June 28, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)

Yasiin Bey Drops “No more parties in SA” and Announces Retirement from Music

Say it ain't so, Mos!

Published January 20, 2016

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, was recently arrested in South Africa for being in the country illegally for three years even though he claims he holds a world passport, which is not recognized by every nation. It’s this, plus the mistreatment of people in the African country that has him releasing his own version of Kanye West’s “No More Parties in LA” with “No More Parties in SA”.

The song, which sounds like it was recorded on a phone, claims he “committed no crime” and also thanks his friend Kanye – who’s website premiered the song – for being a real friend. It also relays something that people might not want to hear. After he’s done rapping, Bey announces that his retirement from music and film is “effective immediately.”

Yasiin Bey was arrested and charged with using a false passport and travel document, and also with illegally assisting his family to stay in South Africa. A March court date has been set for the charges and his family has been ordered to leave the country by January 28.

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Written by Paul Meara


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