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Kanye West has been very active on Twitter; from posting new music to responding to the death of legend, David Bowie, the rapper seems to be more in touch with social media.

And now, Yeezy is using the major platform to help artist, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, get the word out about his recent arrest. On Tuesday night, West posted an audio message (a freestyle) from Bey rapping about being detained in Africa.

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As previously reported, Mos was arrested in South Africa last week after attempting to leave the country using an “illegal document.” According to one official, Mos presented a “World Passport” to immigration officers at the Cape Town International Airport, an id he allegedly obtained off of the Internet.

“I committed no crime, any place, why yes police up in my face,” Bey, who is still detained, raps. “Why they lay in my place, why don’t I feel safe, this is not an expression of fear, this is just to make things clear, my nineties were pure in coming here.”

“I committed no crime, why is the state wasting my time,” he says. “They must be out of their minds.”

The rapper, who explains, “where I live is my choice, you can not mute my voice,” goes on to thank Kanye for being a “real friend;” clearly a play on from one of Yeezy’s latest track, “Real Friends.”

According to Bey, he is being “prevented from leaving” and officials are “making false claims against” him, including being accused of fictitious documents.

Def concluded by shouting out Kanye, Kendrick Lamar and by announcing his retirement. “I will be releasing my final album this year,” he says.

Listen to the full track here. 

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Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract



Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.

Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four  and clarified what really happened.

“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained.  “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”

H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”

She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.

They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.

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