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Mos Def Cancels Concerts Amid Passport Charges In South Africa

The native New Yorker, also known as Yasiin Bey, was arrested in January (16) after allegedly attempting to depart from Cape Town International Airport using a so-called World Passport. Officials insisted the...

Mos Def Passport Hearing Postponed Again

The hip-hop star, also known as Yasiin Bey, was arrested in January (16), after allegedly attempting to depart from Cape Town International Airport using a so-called World Passport. Officials insisted the travel...

Mos Def Returns To Court For Passport Hearing

The hip-hop star, also known as Yasiin Bey, was detailed in the country in January (16), after allegedly attempting to depart from Cape Town International Airport using a so-called World Passport. Authorities...

Mos Def Charged In Invalid Passport Arrest

The hip-hop star, also known as Yasiin Bey, was detained in South Africa on Thursday (14Jan16) amid allegations he was attempting to depart from Cape Town International Airport using an invalid passport....

Mos Def Makes Appeal For Clemency Over South Africa Immigration Fiasco

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, is currently being detained in Cape Town, Africa according to a message from him that was put up on the Kanye West website. The message starts with a freestyle rap...

Kanye West Publishes Mos Def's Message From Prison

The hip-hop star, also known as Yasiin Bey, was detained in South Africa on Thursday (14Jan16) amid allegations he was attempting to depart from Cape Town International Airport using an invalid passport....

Mos Def's Representative Clarifies Arrest Allegations

The hip-hop star, also known as Yasiin Bey, was detained on Thursday (14Jan16) for allegedly possessing an incorrect travel document when trying to depart from Cape Town International Airport. Department of Home...

Mos Def Arrested In South Africa

The hip-hop star, also known as Yasiin Bey, was detained for allegedly possessing an incorrect travel document when trying to depart from Cape Town International Airport. Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome...

Mos Def Debuts Stand-up Show In London

The hip-hop star, who started his career as a child actor, has fulfilled a longtime dream of moving into comedy by putting together his first stand-up set. He performed the show for...

Lady Gaga Plays Surprise Show At Ronnie Scott's

Lady Gaga performed a surprise set at London jazz club Ronnie Scott's last night (09.06.15).The 'Do What U Want' hitmaker had been scheduled to perform a charity concert in the city's Royal Albert Hall alongside...

Mos Def Misses Sydney Gig After Travel Problems

Rapper Mos Def had to cancel a performance at the inaugural Soulfest tour in Sydney, Australia on Saturday (18Oct14) after missing his flight.The New York native, aka Yasiin Bey, broke the news to fans via...

Bobby Womack Biopic In The Works

Mos Def and Samuel L. Jackson have emerged as the frontrunners to play Bobby Womack in a biopic about the soul legend, who died earlier this year (14).The Across 110th Street singer's longtime tour manager...

Jennifer Aniston Is The Unwanted Hostage In 'Life Of Crime' [Trailer]

Life of Crime sees Jennifer Aniston put in the awkward position of unwanted hostage; her husband (Tim Robbins) wants rid so won’t put up the ransom, and the kidnappers have a dud payload on...

Mos Def Cancels North American Tour Over Immigration Issues

Rapper Mos Def has been forced to cancel his North American tour over immigration issues.The Brooklyn, New York native has been banned from re-entering the U.S. for undisclosed reasons, according to AllHipHop.com....

Toronto Film Festival To Open With Wikileaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' [Trailer]

The Fifth Estate, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring biopic of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, will be the opening film at at this years annual Toronto International Film Festival. The film festival will also feature advanced screenings of...

Mos Def Is Force Fed In Solidarity With GuantáNamo Detainees [Video]

Some celebrities lend their name to campaigns and will occasionally 'retweet' a good cause but singer Mos Def, more recently known as Yasiin Bey, has taken political rallying to the extreme by volunteering to undergo...

Mos Def Stars In Harrowing Guantanamo Bay Video

Rapper Mos Def was left in tears, begging for mercy in a hard-hitting new video as he was given a taste of what hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay have to allegedly endure as medics force...

Rapper Yasiin Bey (Aka Mos Def) Force-fed Under Guantanamo Bay Conditions In Protest Video

Yasiin Bey, the rapper, actor and activist also known as Mos Def, has appeared in a video that shows him being force fed as part of a protest video aimed at ending the US' policy...

Mos Def's Guantanamo Bay Treatment - Rapper Endures Force Feeding

In an experiment designed to reveal the true extent of what Guantanamo Bay prisoners are going through, Yasiin Bey – better known by his previous rap pseudonym Mos Def – underwent the mandatory, standard practice...

Jennifer Aniston To Play In 'Jackie Brown' Prequel, Is Unfazed Over Topless Shoots

Jennifer Aniston has joined the cast of 'The Switch', a prequel to Tarantino's 'Jackie Brown'. Jennifer Aniston has also revealed that she isn't bothered about going topless for movies.'The Switch', which will be based on...

Rap Duo Black Star Cancel U.s. Tour Dates

Hip-hop stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli have axed a string of upcoming U.S. tour dates.The duo, performing together as Black Star, was due to play shows in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Las...

Mos Def To Change Name

Mos Def is set to change his name by the end of the year and will call himself Yasiin."I'm actually doing it, I'm retiring the name Mos Def after 2011" he told Mtv.com "Mos Def...

Mos Def To Start 2012 As Yasiin

Mos Def is retiring his famous name at the end of 2011.The rapper/actor will start 2012 under the moniker Yasiin. He tells Mtv2's Sucker Free show, "Mos Def is a name that I built and...

Daniel Radcliffe Talks Up Rickman's Oscar Chances

Daniel Radcliffe has suggested his Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman should be nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor' at this year's award ceremonies. Speaking via video-link at the 'Deathly Hallows' press conference, Radcliffe described Rickman's performance...

Lauryn Hill Expecting Sixth Child With Marley?

Lauryn Hill, the Grammy Award-winning singer, is expecting her sixth child with boyfriend Rohan Marley, reports E! Online. Lauryn Hill announced the news during a performance in Detroit on Saturday (4th June 2011), telling the...

World Mourns Death Of 'Godfather Of Hip-hop' Gil Scott-heron

Gil Scott-heron, often dubbed as the 'Godfather of Hip-Hop', died yesterday (27 May 2011) aged 62. Whilst the cause of death is not clear, it is known that Gil Scott-heron died in a New York...

Edward James Olmos To Play Professor On Dexter

Edward James Olmos, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for playing 'William Adama' in 'Battlestar Galactica', has joined the cast of Showtime's 'Dexter', according to the Hollywood Reporter. Edward James Olmos, who has also won Golden...

Mos Def To Star In Sixth Season Of Dexter

Mos Def, the American rapper and actor, has signed on to join award-winning cast of crime saga 'Dexter', reports Mtv News. Mos Def will take on the role of ex-con 'Brother Sam', a religious and...

Mos Def Scraps Tour Down Under

Rapper MOS DEF has disappointed fans in Australasia by mysteriously axing his tour of the continent.The hip-hop star was scheduled to kick off a series of gigs in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday (19Jan11), with...

Kanye's All-star Album Line-up

M.I.A, La Roux and Alicia Keys, among others, are set to appear on Kanye West's new album. The 'Runaway' rapper announced his fifth album will be called 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' earlier this week,...

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