The last time his fans heard from him, Yasiin Bey, he had left a voicemail for Kanye West after being arrested in South Africa in January 2016 for violating local immigration laws while trying to leave the country with his family. In that message he announced that he will retire from both the music and Hollywood worlds, and that his final album will arrive sometime this year.
The artist formerly known as Mos Def has returned with a new message, from “A Country Called Earth” (or, South Africa still). While not updating on his legal situation (he was ordered to leave South Africa two weeks after his arrest, and as of this message he still resides in Capetown), he instead apologizes to his fans in Scandinavia as these issues made it unable for him to travel there for some scheduled shows. However, Bey aims to reschedule the shows for the Fall 2016.
Whatever Yasiin is dealing with, hopefully they will get resolved soon for his and his family’s sakes.