Music

Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey, denied entry back into US (graphic video)

Thu., May. 22, 2014 6:50 PM EDT
by Mo Barnes

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Rapper and activist Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, has been denied re-entry into the United States according to multiple media sources. Bey has been an outspoken critic of not only the Obama administration but also of America and now resides in South Africa. This has now caused the rapper to cancel his upcoming U.S. tour.

According to the Together Boston Music Festival, “We regret to inform you that due to immigration [and] legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his upcoming U.S. tour has been canceled, including May 15, Together Boston’s show at The Wilbur Theatre. Individual ticket refunds for this show are available at point of sale.”

Bey has been outspoken about U.S. treatment of Muslim prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. In July of 2013, Bey took part in a simulation of “force-feeding” that is similar to what allegedly occurs at Guantanamo Bay.

Bey was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 11, 1973, so he is an American citizen. The current reason that Bey is being denied entry is not fully known.

See the video of Bey being force-fed below: (Warning: Graphic)

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  • Bigg_inDC

    Thank you for sharing this story and the video. I didn’t know anything about this. Is there anything we can do to help him or to bring about change in the force feeding of prisoners?

    • Spike Cohen

      I agree. Stop force feeding prisoners. Let them starve to death if they want, it’s their right.

  • hidaya

    & why are they hunger-striking? i need more info. i need to do more research.

    • Riane

      they were observing a muslim holiday called ramadan,when the entire culture fast for 30 days.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan

      • Jon

        What. That’s not true. You don’t eat during the day time. You can’t survive not eating for a month. Prisoners use hunger strikes as a political protest. So the guards can let them wither and die or force feed them.

      • Ter-Mar

        You dont eat until the sun goes down. NOT FOR 30 days. People with the misinformations i tell yah.

        • Faisal

          You can eat before the break of dawn and after the sun sets, not stuff your face, but enough to sustain you, for the entire month (30 days).

          • Faisal

            (that is, everyday you do this, for 30 days of the entire month)

        • Tiffany

          Yes. People are quite k to jump on anyone’s band Wagon. Do the research yourself people

      • ProAmerican2

        before you post something you know nothing about should research the subject at least then you would not appear to be a moron

    • Baran

      Do you really have to ask this question?

  • Halima Robbins

    This could be your blessing Mos Def…wish I could go to with the way God is chastising AmeriKKKa with the weather! Enjoy the Mother land!

    • x

      Ubsds

    • Jimbo

      Why don’t you head for “The Motherland” Halima,if you like it so much?
      Go and live in a mud hut there to make a statement but we all know you have no intention whatsoever of doing that!

      • NedSlanders

        You win the award for the most ignorant, uneducated comment of the day.

        • ktbone

          Sorry, but i agree with Jimbo, don’t like it here, then move the hell out.

          • Todd Narruhn

            You are an idiot! I’ve been wanting to move since Bush was president. Give me money and I will leave. Until then, your argument is moronic.

          • ProAmerican2

            Speaking of morons, you win the prize not only for your stupidity but for your lack of creativity, given this corrupt and big spending administration you should be about to get a one way ticket to Urbongo! BTW I can arrange your one way flight, when would you like to leave?

          • gogogo

            Who likes everything that goes on in America…. Unions would not exist if we were happy with how things are in America….people don’t like gun laws,health care ,voting laws ,seatbelts,gas prices,taxes,schools,welfare,realistate prices………

          • ProAmerican2

            another idiot who does not understand unions who will have problems negotiating life without understanding consequences who will vote for anyone who gives freebees away

          • yolunda peirce

            Pay reparations and maybe he will after all his ancestors built this country. I will be glad when all races hold whites accountable for their sins.

          • Sgt Bubba

            Are you retarded? What living white person today owned a slave? Why would I pay reparations for something that had absolutely nothing to do with me or my family just because I’m white? Reparations is just another quick buck scam for something that you yourself did NOT earn. Maybe your ancestors did and that sucks but I had nothing to do with it!

          • Keith Norton

            YES BUT UNDERSTAND SGT BUBBA, MOST RICH, WELLTO DO WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIVING FROM THE BENEFITS OF FREE LABOR FROM BLACKS IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THIS COUNTRY, NOT TALKIN ABOUT YOU PO WHITE TRASH MF’S (U AINT GOT NO MONEY), SO YOU WORK A PEOPLE FOR FREE, WHAT WOULD THE OWNER’S BOTTOM LINE BE? (A LOT OF CASH), SO THE DECENDENTS OF THOSE FREE LABORING PEOPLE SHOULD GET SOME KICK BACK, THAT’S ALL THEY’RE SAYIN CUZ. THEY ARE’NT TARGETING U BUBBA YO 4 FATHERS DON’T OWN BIG TEXTILE COMANYS ECT. IF I WORK A MUTHAFUCKAH 150 YRS. FOR FREE WHAT WOULD MY KIDS HAVE AND WHAT WOULD THEY KIDS HAVE?, FIGURE THAT EQUATION, THEN POST SOM’EM TROOP.

          • Assata

            Tell em Sgt Bubbaa! When blacks were freed they had no land,money, or place to stay leaving blacks as indentured servants who may have gotten 50 cents a week and some scraps to eat. Nothing changed even if u did go north u still had nothing. Leaving u no choice but to work for the whites and continue to b beaten and degraded. Reparations should have been given at that time. Blacks are just now receiving some equality at the turn of the 60’s. Its only been 55 years that we have been on our own trying to build. Look at the hierarchy of the greatest income it goes white man white woman, black woman, black man. and things are not now nor will they ever b equal.

          • Keith Norton

            YOU SOUND LIKE A PO CRACKAH TOO, SHUT YO DUMB ASS UP.

          • Ethan Vock

            That’s BS- most of those slave era plantations and their owners are long gone. When the free labor was gone, so was that form of wealth. That is one of the reasons why the south was so poor for so long after the war. Your argument is false. Most rich white people today own businesses and use banking and tax laws to get even richer.

          • Keith Norton

            YOU AH SILLY MUTHAFUCKAH, SHUT UP.

          • ProAmerican2

            that is simply BS, most rich earned their wealth, very FEW today prospered from the day of the slave. Speaking of the day of the slave, more tribal chiefs in Africa prospered selling the tribes dead weight to the slavers. There were ONLY 500,000 slaves brought to America before the last slave ship arrived July 9, 1860, most rich live in the North and have no connections to the past you foolishly will not let go! You are owed NOTHING, get an education, a job and earn what you need or want, you are owed and will get nothing from anyone! If you were smart, you would go to Africa and seek the tribe you think you came from, either take your place within that tribe OR ask the leader for the money he sold your ancestor for, plus interest. Do you get it now, boy?

          • Keith Norton

            ANUTHA POE GAY CRACHAH, GO PUT ON DRESS OR SUPPORT A NIGGA BALLS LIKE MOST POE WHITE MEN DO, DON’T NEED TO HERE DAT, FAGGOT.

          • ProAmerican2

            I’m not in the most cagagory like you are in the Dumbshit category! I don’t wear a dress and can make you call me uncle, you’re an idiot. Your nuts are in your head, and you certainly have no brain, I am black BTW it is Nigger not Nigga!

          • Tiffany

            Oh god. Please just stop. I am African American. .. but Blacks need to stop with all of this and move on. That’s not an excuse for everything. Seriously. Find something new to talk about

          • 86daily

            you’re so right all these people are bragging to get a job, doing what earning toilet paper greenbacks that will be worth nothing soon and dump on the farmer that produces the real food that they need to sustain themselves. without the farmer these people would all be screwed and have nothing to eat.
            Though my ancestors came from France, like many people were serfs and were working on farms for their land owners. They had to produce (X) and more. If they manage it right the land owner would take what he thought was his share and the farmer would be left with the rest for the winter. If the farmer had a bad year and the owner took all, then it was tough luck for the serf and he was eighter thrown out and replace the next summer or starved out.
            There was no I bought you attitude therefore I will feed you through the winter. You produced or your out.
            OH! on the good years they would take and sell all the extra and say that the prices are too low so you could not really hold anything back for the bad years.
            Maybe that is why the people invented Robin Hood.
            Wishful thinking, I guess.
            Lot’s of Love

          • Malik DrumFunk Martin

            and if we choose not to, then we’re supposed to like it? can you love a situation enough to want to stay and fix it, rather than bail? i don’t think many people put much thought into what they say…

        • Romano Bruce Klassen

          Fuck u Ned Ass whole my house prob bigger than urs i driver a GTI. ur mum prob lived in hut

          • haha

            your mom prolly didnt even have a hut to live in o0o0o0

      • Stacey

        Do you really belive Africans live in mud huts? Or is that you choosing to come of as ignorant? Or is this you just showing your ignorance?

        • Cee

          they re dumb asses, you see how brain washed they are from propaganda.. all they can vision about Africa is mud and huts

      • Nia

        If they all live on mud hits WHY do whites refuse to leave???

        • JCook

          You want to kick all the whites out of Africa? You’re a HUUUUUUGE racist.

          • Cee

            your slow..nowhere in the comment does it say she wants to kick anybody out of anywhere

          • JCook

            Implicit racism is still racism, just without the balls to say what you really want to say.

            If Nia didn’t want to kick anybody out she would have said “continue to stay” rather than “refuse to leave.”

          • wow

            try to go to africa it cost more than it does than new york to get there and to stay there americans should not be proud to be americans just saying because i am an american:(

          • WhoUtellin

            Can’t be racist towards the people who are responsible for creating a mythical race of “white” people and then instituting social economic divides to give them a privilege not afforded to any other so called “race” you ignorant a$$hole.

          • JCook

            You can be racist to anybody who you don’t like based on their race… it’s sad you use your race as an excuse for your personal failures.

          • WhoUtellin

            It’s sad how uneducated you are on the subject that you run your mouth without realizing how much of a fool you are making of yourself. Race is ONLY a social construct, do you know what that means? There is no biological evidence whatsoever to support “race” and the entire, yes the entire scientific community agrees there is not a shred of scientific evidence whatsoever to back up classifying humans based upon one’s skin pigmentation. You classify yourself as belonging to a race then you try to classify me and you failed. YOU sir practice racism I do not. I’m a little bit more knowledgeable and wiser in that I actually do some research before I open my mouth in public

          • Jazman49

            I don’t know you but you are talking the truth. I have been saying the same thing for years.There is only one human race. “Race” and “Racial” are an invention of white people.

      • Sol

        This is a white supremacy. America is not here for nonwhite folk. We don’t need to go anywhere. We make our homes where we want. There is no need for ignorant comments. We can dislike things about America and still choose to live here, fight for what we believe is best. Isn’t that the entire premise of America? Oh no. Wait only for the white folks. I forgot.

        • WhoUtellin

          What a complete racist idiot you just made of yourself.

          • Jazman49

            He does speak the truth WhoUtellin.He was also being facetiuos with that last statement if I am correct.

          • jazman49

            I meant to say “facetious”…my mistake

      • Cee

        you sound stupid mocking People

        • JCook

          Calling the country I would die for “Amerikkka” also sounds stupid and is extremely offensive, especially to all the African Americans who have chosen to die fighting for our freedoms.

          • Chad martin

            Well said jcook

          • ProAmerican2

            there is no such person as an African American, they are Negros. Ever hear of a German American, French American etc. Prior to 1988 your birth certificate said Race “Negro”

      • chiboy773

        That’s a very ignorant comment cause not all blacks are the same an blacks built buildings an pyramids including america. Whites came out the caves an once they learned from blacks, they stole they claimed as theirs so let’s not be so ignorant when making a silly comment

        • ProAmerican2

          LOL now that comment is so stupid it is funny… For instance the slaves that built anything that you suggest, had a white engineer

          • chiboy773

            I think that’s one of the stupidest comments ever. But coming from someone with a Obama pic an pro American I can see where you would say something stupid an laugh.

          • ProAmerican2

            obviously being observant is not your forte, the picture illustrates Obama as Obongo, for you to read real SLOW, Obama is smoking a bong,look again. The engineer part certainly went over your head. To suggest white man infringed black mans ideas shows your lack of historic knowledge but shows imagination and wishful thinking, your grade is C minus

          • chiboy773

            I’m sure I’m more infringed on history then you. So if you wanna go there. Shoot

          • ProAmerican2

            Bang! read again then respond… you have no idea what you are talking about

          • chiboy773

            I just told you shoot an you say nothing

          • ProAmerican2

            you just proved me right, you have no clue and can not follow the conversation. I have no time nor do I have the patience to educate someone like you. figure it out for yourself, remember the builders were slaves, the owners, designers and engineers were of a race other than black! that is a fact!

          • chiboy773

            Man u ain’t showed no proof of nothing. Just running ya mouth acting like u smart. Kill ya self

          • ProAmerican2

            what I showed is you don’t know what you are talking about, other that black slaves did some building. the building was under supervision of much smarter people, lol. kill myself? I would prefer to take you out of your misery

          • chiboy773

            Fool we know blacks did all the building. What are you talking. You going in circles bout nothing. You one of them educated dummies that like to seem smart

          • ProAmerican2

            you have issues with staying on topic, yes blacks did all the building, now answer this… who supervised the construction? You are the one who is misguided, the one who said whites took the ideas of the blacks, all I did was correct the incorrect statement, that you as an uneducated man made…, BTW, I am black, just alittle smarter than you

          • chiboy773

            You must be white or a coon or something. Wth does the supervision of black slaves have to do with the labor they had to endure. That’s irrelevant. You sound silly as hell. You didn’t correct me with anything cause obviously my point wasn’t to point out who was the supervisor of it. Smh. They were fucking slaves dick head, we know who made them do it

          • ProAmerican2

            you must be brain dead… you are the one that said the white man took all the building ideas from the black man. now you admit all the black man did was build what someone showed and told them to build! congratulations you admitted what you originally denied, which is contrary to your original post. now that I have set the story straight… good bye

          • chiboy773

            Idk what the hell u read but I know damn well the white ain’t built shit so maybe u can’t read or follow well. I’d def like for you to show me where I said some stupid shit like that. As black power I am about my people. Tf would I say some coon shit like that. Do me a favor, kill ya self asap

          • ProAmerican2

            you are a dumb MFer, they don’t get any dumber that you, my BOY! This is what you said a$$hole and I quote “That’s a very ignorant comment cause not all blacks are the same an blacks built buildings an pyramids including america. Whites came out the caves an once they learned from blacks, they stole they claimed as theirs so let’s not be so ignorant when making a silly comment” The whites taught the blacks to build ! Next time you get into something with someone much smarter than you, don’t make an ass of yourself like to done with me, do like you always to RUN

          • Jimbo

            “BTW, I am black, just alittle smarter than you”
            Didn’t see that one coming,lol!

          • nick

            are you retarded ? chi boy.

          • chiboy773

            Is your mother? TF you talking bout.

          • billu

            Look up Benjamin banneker he engineered Washington dc I didn’t see any white engineers designing whole cities

      • Kory

        It’s like America over there, fool. Obviously, you haven’t been to America.

      • WhoUtellin

        Jimbob is an incest baby from the backwoods…pay him no mind.

      • Chrisblackusa

        Mud hut..you have our people living in tenements without electricity in nyc for 10yrs..dont forget where the word city comes from, plumbing, paved streets, and buildings made of stone, cement , shoes..the list is numerous. .

      • James

        Sorry to say this but the American Indian was treated much worse than any other minority in America. They were enslaved, raped, slaughtered, hunted down, rounded up, and drove off their land onto reservations. Guess no one gives a shit about that. Shit sucks all the way around. Get over it and make something of yourself. Stop blaming the world and “racism” for your shortcomings. No one is going to pay you for something that happened to your ancestors. No matter how fucked up it is. Like it or leave. Money is an excuse.

    • Keith Josef

      Just so you know, climate change is impacting every corner of the planet, political, racist, gender-phobic, colonial, slavery, imperialist histories/practices not relevant.

    • Christian Lynch

      Ya get the fuck out.

    • ProAmerican2

      God is not doing anything to America, the devil influenced the weak and easily influenced people of America to vote for his Disciple Obama. Thank God Obama has been contained and will soon be gone

  • Dina Turner

    So now they are kicking American citizens out of the country??? REALLY? What did this man expose about this country…I will need to do some research….Seems he tapped into something.

    • ktbone

      He was not kicked out, he left on his own and now wants to come back and make some money. Hell, let him make the money in the mother land.

      • QueenOfNations

        Ktbone how about we drop your racist ass off at the motherland whitey….

        • ProAmerican2

          he needs to stay where the hell he moved, as they say, America, Love It Or Leave It… He chose, he left and gave up his citizenship, now there is no reason to allow him back. He is with his ancestors, lol

      • Cee

        learn how to read.. he was on tour

        • JCook

          “Bey… now resides in South Africa”

          You learn how to read.

    • Tangi S

      They didn’t get him out.. he left and then they put him on the no fly list… sad

      • Cee

        the hell with flyin . take a Cruise ship back

      • Ethan Vock

        Not on the “no fly” list, he ison the “denied entry” list.

    • JP

      First a U.S Citizen cannot be denied an entry to the U.S. What we have here is Mos Def knows that if he comes he will be arrested for not paying child support ordered by the court and then fleeing the country. No border patrol agent will deny him to enter the country, they will rather arrest him instead. Until he solves his legal issues he will never get back into the country. It is sad, I like Mos Def but he got the wrong advice if someone told him to leave the country

      • Cee

        your wrong.. child support is not a law in the first place…gov . border patrol cant do a thing…its all propaganda. .. no court can order you to pay a dime.. people that get locked up for it are uninformed of what law really is.. COMMON LAW….

        • Kw

          Dude, I have no idea what you are talking about. I never saod Child support was a law.Try being a dead beat dad and see where it will end you. You sound like one

  • Derrick Ah Sam

    this is seriously terrible reporting & journalism. this video is from a project he did last year to show how inmates on a hunger strike in Guantánamo Bay were being force fed.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2013/jul/09/yasiin-bey-force-fed-guantanomo-bay-mos-def

    Nonetheless, the fact he’s being denied entry back into the US is super lousy.

    • Ernie Butler

      It’s not terrible reporting, they used the video as reference to his outspoken protest against the Goverments actions in Guantanamo. These same actions may be the very reason he was denied access back into the U.S. It’s directly related whether it happened in 2013 or not. They see him as an enemy of the state and possible sympathizer.

      • Sinixstar

        Sooooo are you implying that protesting the government makes you an enemy of the state? That’s very VERY dangerous water you’re wading into there…

      • pie

        I agree! We are at war! It is sad but what country allows their citizen to compromise their safety n protocol! Please dont get disrespectful with me I heard u all and I am as chocolate as candy but sometimes we to use our freedom of speech against our gov in a compromising way! Were not talking about san quentin state prison we are talking about guantanamo bay, a jail for terrorist! I wouldn’t feel safe here with out my government taking drastic measures! Everyone is watching us including terrorist! Im really scared of those groups. A group just kidnapped a whole girl school! Im glad that my country has 0 tolerance for it! As for slavery, we can not rewrite the past and my president is black! We are moving forward regardless of the people who hate that!

    • JP

      Is sad peole read every thing they believe online. First a U.S Citizen cannot be denied an entry to the U.S. What we have here is Mos Def knows that if he comes he will be arrested for not paying child support ordered by the court and then fleeing the country. No border patrol agent will deny him to enter the country, they will rather arrest him instead. Until he solves his legal issues he will never get back into the country. It is sad, I like Mos Def but he got the wrong advice if someone told him to leave the country

  • Johnnywat333

    But we still got Justin bieber, and America isn’t racist.

  • factchecker

    There is some horrible lack of fact checking here. He was born in the United States under current immigration law there is absolutely no legal way to prevent him, a us born citizen, from returning to the United States. Individuals who have immigrated to the USA and have become legal “residents” have all the right a citizen has except for the right to vote and you can’t get kicked out. If you ask any immigration attorney why most “residents” go through the trouble, time, and expense its for the latter. And if you are born here you are a citizen no matter what! You cannot renounce you citizen (they did this in the 90’s so “ex pats” would not be able to use income tax loopholes).

    • xavier cee

      You CAN renounce US citizenship. it is contained in this law :

      Section 349(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1481(a)(5))

    • doge

      Xavier’s right. I just did a little research, (thanks for providing the EXACT law. :P)

      Source: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1481

      • Cee

        thats BS… Law has no codes.. thats public policy,learn what Law really is.. which is COMMON LAW

    • Tangi S

      He’s on the no fly list and yes, even as an american citizen you can be placed on the no fly list… no fly mean no coming into the United states

      • Jonathan Williams

        So you can only get to the United States by Air now? Wow didn’t realize that.

        Think before you speak, errr type.

    • JP

      There is no legal way to prevent him. YOu are right. The fact is no U.S official has deny his entry.He himself is afraid to come due to his child support issues he has. He fleed the country when a court ordered him to pay child support.
      First a U.S Citizen cannot be denied an entry to the U.S. What we have here is Mos Def knows that if he comes he will be arrested for not paying child support ordered by the court and then fleeing the country. No border patrol agent will deny him to enter the country, they will rather arrest him instead. Until he solves his legal issues he will never get back into the country. It is sad, I like Mos Def but he got the wrong advice if someone told him to leave the country

  • Boss

    Not sure whats up with him not being let back in. But as far as terrorists being force feed. I could care less. Should let them starve imo. Terrorists, murderers, rapists should be treated worse.

    • Jay Palmari

      A lot of the people being detained aren’t actually terrorists. Most are being held without any sort of proof of any wrong doing for years at a time. No legal guidance or the ability to answer formal charges in court. So yes, if they had stood a fair trial and been found guilty such as rapists and murders, then they deserve the harshest of treatment. Unfortunately, this is not ehat is happening. Anyone. ANYONE can be accused of anything and held there under the Patriot Act. Freedom? Not really. The illusion of freedom.

      • doge

        I disagree with someone being found guilty, and still going through this, but that’s just me. Things can go wrong, and I’d rather see 1,000 guilty men walk free, than one innocent man have to bear this for the rest of his life.

    • Cee

      theres no proof those inmates did anything.. thought they were closing that place

  • Asher

    ta founding principle of democracy to allow for open debate. The forefathers with all their faults at least understood, the greatest patriot is the patriot that criticizes his government. This is a sad day when an American citizen is denied entry by his own government.

  • don

    u don’t like the government, get out of here, have fun in Africa

    • x

      Stfu

    • Cee

      LOL People are dumb out this piece, did you check the 14th amendment out? the gov dont like you,.. but your tax money dude

  • Eric Jones

    As a U.S. citizen, by law he can not be denied entry into the U.S. Something else is going on

    • Ernie Butler

      They can technically bar him if he owes taxes from those years abroad. There are many ways they can deny an American citizen or “slow” their paperwork.

    • doge

      You CAN renounce US citizenship. it is contained in this law :

      Section 349(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1481(a)(5))

      It might not take away all your US tax & military obligations, but the fact remains, that you can renounce it.

      Source: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1481

      • Daniel Stuart Hoffman

        Yes there is a procedure for renouncing citizenship, but has he gone through that procedure? According to the article he is still a citizen, and therefore there is no legal ground to deny entry.

        • JP

          Mos Def himself doesnt want to come until he solves his legal issues.First a U.S Citizen cannot be denied an entry to the U.S. What we have here is Mos Def knows that if he comes he will be arrested for not paying child support ordered by the court and then fleeing the country. No border patrol agent will deny him to enter the country, they will rather arrest him instead. Until he solves his legal issues he will never get back into the country. It is sad, I like Mos Def but he got the wrong advice if someone told him to leave the country

    • boo

      What’s wrong is America is long long DEAD

    • Cee

      that what i think too

  • unvChloe

    Wow

  • Aury

    Is this American democracy?

    • boo

      America has been dead for 40 years

    • boo

      WTF are you talking about thats DEAD

    • Daniel Stuart Hoffman

      American oligarchism

  • Carolyn Knownasnieceyordenise

    THATS CRAZY AND YOU GOT ILLEGALS OVER HERE YOU NOT MAKING THEM LEAVE AND HES AMERICAN THATS A WHITE MAN THROWING HIS WEIGHT AROUND CAUSE HE DIDNT LIKE WHAT HE WAS SAYING BUT THEY ARE SAYING NIGGER IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND CALLING THE PRESIDENT THOSE NAMES SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT THIS ALL STATES MUST BOYCOTT AT THE SAME DAM TIME THEY JUST GETTING WORSER HOW MANY PEOPLE LEAVE AND STAY SOMEWHERE AND THEN COME BACK HERE WE AS BLACK PEOPLE NEEDS TO NIP THIS SHIT IN THE BUD

    • ktbone

      The President deports more illegals then any President in the past. Check his track record. This man made a choise to live in the mother land and now wants to come back to his ex home to make money to bring back to the mother land.

      • boo

        It takes 2 or 3 months to deport (now) so the private prisons can milk $200 per day off the US taxpayers Thanks Right wing PIGS

      • JP

        He made a choice to flee the country when a court ordered him child support.First a U.S Citizen cannot be denied an entry to the U.S. What we have here is Mos Def knows that if he comes he will be arrested for not paying child support ordered by the court and then fleeing the country. No border patrol agent will deny him to enter the country, they will rather arrest him instead. Until he solves his legal issues he will never get back into the country. It is sad, I like Mos Def but he got the wrong advice if someone told him to leave the country

        • Cee

          he fled because he wasn’t aware child support is not even a LAW.. all he had to do is have the gov prove its a LAW.. which is something they cant do because COMMON LAW is the Law of the land.. they can prove its a policy…but not law which Americans dont have to follow, but u.s. citizens do because of the trick language.. read the constitution it states u.s. citizens have no rights

      • Carolyn Knownasnieceyordenise

        MEXICANS COME HERE WORK AND SEND OUR US DOLLARS TO MEXICO WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT I BE AT THE CURRENCY EXCHANGE SEEING THAT ALLLL THE DAM TIME THATS FUNNY

  • Daniel Stuart Hoffman

    How can an American be denied entry into the country? This is not right.

    • JP

      Mos Def fleed the country when he was ordered by the court to pay child support. He was never denied. First a U.S Citizen cannot be denied an entry to the U.S. What we have here is Mos Def knows that if he comes he will be arrested for not paying child support ordered by the court and then fleeing the country. No border patrol agent will deny him to enter the country, they will rather arrest him instead. Until he solves his legal issues he will never get back into the country. It is sad, I like Mos Def but he got the wrong advice if someone told him to leave the country

      • Cee

        he fled because he wasn’t aware child support is not even a LAW.. all he had to do is have the gov prove its a LAW.. which is something they cant do because COMMON LAW is the Law of the land.. they can prove its a policy…but not law which Americans dont have to follow, but u.s. citizens do because of the trick language.. read the constitution it states u.s. citizens have no rights.

    • TJ

      The same way American citizens abroad can be killed by drone strikes. Big Brother…

  • Lou

    A white woman by the name of Madonna, she’s a famous whitey artist who back in the day was a whore, but white people praised her as an artist who change the game…Anyway, this whore have been living abroad in Uerope for years, and she never had a problem coming to the states… So why Mos Def is facing this consequence, is it because he went to Africa instead of another Whitney land…

    I’ll admit that I dislike white devils with a passion…

    • cee

      i dont think Madonna is white..and your way off the topic

      • jahaja

        Of course Madonna is white. But yeah, off topic.

  • Recordpusher

    The whole story is fake. and Mos made that video so long ago.

  • Lawadmis

    Halima’s comment is dumb. Be thankful to be in the US. Obviously Mos Def was not thankful to be here and that is why he is not allowed back and things are failing for him. You must be thankful.

    • jahaja

      Thankful??? You’re hilarious. You don’t have to be ANYTHING. If you’re a citizen you’re allowed to enter the country anytime.

  • The Truth

    Bullshit hes and American citizen, They cant deny him entry for freedom of speech..This is not true, He can sue the American consulate for his civil rights being violated for being denied entry to his own country..They dont want that…Let all the illegals in the USA but deny a citizen..They arent that stupid…..

    • JP

      He was never denied.First a U.S Citizen cannot be denied an entry to the U.S. What we have here is Mos Def knows that if he comes he will be arrested for not paying child support ordered by the court and then fleeing the country. No border patrol agent will deny him to enter the country, they will rather arrest him instead. Until he solves his legal issues he will never get back into the country. It is sad, I like Mos Def but he got the wrong advice if someone told him to leave the country

      • Cee

        he fled because he wasn’t aware child support is not even a LAW.. all he had to do is have the gov prove its a LAW.. which is something they cant do because COMMON LAW is the Law of the land.. they can prove its a policy…but not law which Americans dont have to follow, but u.s. citizens do because of the trick language.. read the constitution it states u.s. citizens have no rights.,.

  • colinb

    Change your name again, and if you don’t have proper identification, you will not enter the US.

  • Kevin Heart

    yeppp

  • Francisco Amantie

    No this is Bullshit information …The reason is he don’t want to come back to the state cause he owe a lot of child support and because he owe the IRS a lot of money!! Inside info!! If that was the case Louis Farrakhan would’ve been deported to Africa lol smh #Just #Saying

    • Cee

      well somebody should tell him child support/irs are fraud corporations just gaming americans out of they re money since there is no law requiring americans to follow those rules.. the gov knows this as well , but they ll never tell you because they like the free money

    • jahaja

      ^ Well this makes much more sense. US citizens are entitled to enter their own country, there’s no way anyone could deny him entry, even if he was a convicted mass murderer. That’s not how it works.
      You’re probably right about the IRS and child support. Hm.

  • chiboy773

    He still is a citizen but he can’t come back huh. I’ll tell you why, cause he is against the evil US government an not going along with their program. But yet people think they are free in America

  • chiboy773

    No need to worry. America will be destroyed. Just like all the other kingdoms in history. It’s going the same way. It is prophesied. An blacks will be in ruler ship once again

  • Danny Maher

    Wait this cunt mos def hates this country so much he moved to South Africa… But still expects to come back here to make money in our country? Get the fuck out of here!!!! Im glad he’s being denied entry!!!!

    GOOD one less anti American piece of shit on this country…. keep getting rid of these animals!

  • Dee

    Is this really this bad? I mean really in the hospital they have to use this kind of procedure for patients that CAN’T eat at all. I know because my mom went thru it when she was ill.

  • DjDutch

    The video isn’t related to the story. It was an experiment conducted by Mos Def some time ago. Pretty misleading headline IMO.

  • thomas

    Crazy smh -_- So much madness in this country..

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  • kane

    Wow I cant believe that was sanctioned

  • abbygal64

    stop force feeding, if they want to starve to death, let them, it’s their choice.

    • jahaja

      Entirely missing the point of hunger strikes aren’t you

  • RealityRealist

    Good. He has no clue how good he had it here. Let him figure it out where he is.

  • RealityRealist

    Isn’t that funny he comes back here ti make his money yet he hates it here. You are the American dream no talent thug

    • Dude from EVEREST COLLEGE™

      lol…why is he a “thug”? Is it because he’s Black?

  • ladyred
  • Dwood

    Hell he shouldn’t left and took his azz over to another country…then talk about the administration what he expect… When I was in the military them muslim didn’t give a dam about us…go tell Mos Def to go talk with the families members that lost love one’s in the middle east or those service members who’s life is change because of loss of limb or TBI, PTSD…etc…etc…

  • mavrick

    well he is a decent actor

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MarcMandevision14 Dexter

    The reason for him not being allowed back in is simple. But it’s because it’s so simple that most people won’t believe it.

    He’s an intellect, he’s smart, and he’s aware of how things work. The US Government doesn’t like intelligent people if it isn’t them. He’s waking the world up to the Government’s bullshit and they don’t like it. So he’s not allowed back in.

  • Tiffany

    Well the tube is called an NG tube and it’s main purpose is to deliver nutrition into the body when a person can’t or won’t eat. This is done daily in hospitals all across the US. It’s done to benefit patients who are not able to give their body proper nutrients. This procedure is not pain full as it’s been demonstrated. The video is very dramatic. While it is not good to force feed people, I think it’s even worse to let them die of involuntary starvation. I’m not saying that people are not being treated inhuman but this illustration is totally false.

  • Tiffany

    So agree to stop force feeding??? Well you minds well agree to let them commit suicide. Think about it before you voice your opinion.

  • Michael Griffiths

    Thats classic. Maybe he can help bring his new home in Africa into the 18th century.

  • foolsmold

    I love this country(America) and our freedoms but damn, reading these comments makes my head hurt. All this blame and hatred for what? I can say things on the internet too, whatever I wan to say. Is that not amazing? When will anybody have enough? Never would be my guess however, if one lacks anything in life that they want and just complains about it….what they really lack(in my oppinion) is the will and drive to obtain all we have been offered…for free…just by being born here. Granted, some folks were delt a bad hand in life. I understand this, but one of the greatest things about this country(America again) is that if ya want it bad eneough, it’s all there for the taking. I LOVE the freedoms we have here but the ability to resist opportunity and swap it for blame? America is a great country but americans are ugly, hatefull, selfish, self loathing self worshipers. That is why we are so powerfull, and yet amazingly good at destroying eachother. Humanity will never be ideal, it impossible. The unrelenting want and/or need for more is(in my oppinion again) what keeps us humans going. We are all animals in nature and must compete with eachother. I just find it unfortunate that resisting the ability to use our minds has been so easily replaced by the ability to pull a trigger, push a button or just say no. No one country, race or religion will ever prove that they are right or wrong, nor will any one of them go down without a good fight. The human race will go down hard, fighting tooth and nail until there is nothing left to fight over. Tragic but true(I belive), we will destroy everything in to have everything and end up with nothing(sound familiar?). I think it should because we humans have only been working towards that goal since the dawn of civilization.

  • HaterEx

    Some of you people crack me up. If you don’t like what goes on in America and view it as one big racist melting pot, why don’t you pack up and leave? I’m tired of the racism talk, and the blame white folk for their “sins”. It’s time we all move on and get past it. Until we stop holding certain people accountable for actions that occurred hundreds of years ago we’re never going to move forward as a group. Time to get over it.

    • jahaja

      People will get over racial discrimination when it stops. You’re tired of hearing about racism? Boohoo, you poor thing. Imagine how tired people must be to actually face racism day after day then. Stop whining.

  • YOUNGSEABEE

    If prisoners go on a hunger strike you gotta do what ever it takes, bc if you let them starve then what’s the next headline…. “Americans starve prisoners in GTMO”!! Yeah that will not be allowed to happen.

  • FrankNitty II

    What happen to freedom of speech? Comedians do what Mos Def did all the time. Their material comes from life experiences or what they witnessed. George Lopez talked about Obama and the White House in one of his shows. Will Ferrel is another one that talks about the white house in a stand up show. They say its not racial but every time something happens and a African American do it they are treat it like no other culture has done that. I’m not going to pretend I know the situation far as the Force Feeding because there is the truth and there is the story they want the public to know.

  • Ayo M

    lmfao look at this emotional ass mother fucker….fuck what happens in Guantanamo stay in line and won’t end up there .

  • gina

    Im sorry but I’m really disappointed in Mos Def! He could of demonstrated his passion about this issue without the video! That was a jab at his own government and he probably leaked some classified shit! Now they are reminding him who is the boss!

  • Dude from EVEREST COLLEGE™

    The article is a fabrication…no such thing…

  • Kyle Brown

    Don’t believe the hype. You in the U.S can’t be cheerleading for the believed enemy.

  • pretty toni

    Thank you for sharing… I will support him on his journey back to the U.S… and the force feeding of tprisoners… toniitzme on Facebook

  • JoeBelow

    Let them die. Encourage them to starve themselves to death. It works.

  • ahem

    er, while i despise our immigration system, and deeply believe Mos Def’s criticism of US torture is spot on correct, the reliable press reporting on the story—including the Manchester Guardian, the progressive brit newspaper with whom he made the force feeding video—have noted that a likely reason he wasn’t allowed back in because he was found guilty in court of failing to pay his estranged wife, Maria Yepes-Smith, $10,000 a month in alimony and child support. Mos Def stated he cannot afford that sum, as he has ‘too many other children’ to subsidize as well.

  • Bigdave45

    Waaaaaaaaaa. Whys he wanna come back?

  • Leatra Jannette Ahmad

    So a good positive brother like this can’t come back to his country, but we have people like Justin Timberlake here, doing whatever he wants and he doesn’t get kicked out. Sounds messed up to me!!

  • Mo
  • TJ

    I, for the life of me, cannot figure out why anyone would want to come back into America; and before you American “patriots” tell me to pack up and leave, I would gladly do so had I the sufficient funds to leave and start a lifestyle elsewhere. Our government is a disgrace….

  • disqus_zLY0jsDmax

    What is going on with the Obama administration?! Citizens can’t protest policies they find deplorable?!!! First it’s Tea Party Activists targeted by the IRS, then its the NSA confiscating our emails, now its citizens unable to return home?! We are, little by little, becoming a fascist country. Oh, wow, maybe I shouldn’t be writing this, I may get kicked out of the US!

  • Gabrielle

    If he was born here then he shouldn’t even be going through that process of denial or approval. He was born here in the U.S.. The governments are all corrupted I cannot stand them and I know they have a lot to hide. I can’t wait till God comes for his children.

  • A nurse

    People relax it’s just a NG tube. People get them in hospitals all the time. Yes it’s uncomfortable but this is a little dramatic. It’s more human to do this than let them starve to death…

  • Trent

    Most of them feed themselves with so called force other will just drink the Ensure that is used for the forced feeding. Others just sit there and take it. This guy is a fucking tool and has no Idea what he is talking about.

  • CritiKiL

    Um, I heard this news was a hoax. So why is the article not yet updated?