Yasiin Bey a.k.a. Mos Def has canceled his upcoming tour in the U.S. amid immigration issues banning him from coming back to the country.
A statement posted on the show promoter’s website last week announced the cancellation.
“We regret to inform you that due to immigration / legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his upcoming U.S. tour has been canceled, including May 15th, Together Boston’s show at The Wilbur Theatre. Individual ticket refunds for this show are available at point of sale.”
Bey moved to South Africa last year. During an interview with Rolling Stone, he stated that he’d “lived in Brooklyn 33 years of my life. I thought I’d be buried in that place. And around seven years ago, I was like, you know, ‘I gotta go, I gotta leave.”
Bey, whose birth name is Dante Terrell Smith, moved to the country in May 2013. It is unclear what kind of discrepancies are preventing Bey from re-entering the U.S.
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