Mr. Yasiin Bey, Hip-Hop Artist, well known actor and Human Rights Activist, formerly known as Mos Def, born Dante' Terrell Smith in Brooklyn, N.Y. was recently denied entry into America. Many of his loyal fans have been notified that his last minute cancellation of his May tour was/is due to him being restricted to enter the country.Yasiin is a very prominent, peaceful and loving man, who has traveled in and out of America numerous times.Petitioner's are askingfor an explanation to this matter and request that Mr. Bey's entry be reconsidered.
As a community; people should be aware that this is not the first time that an American born entertainer/activist has been, abruptly, refused entry into the country of their birth. These types of acts on account of the U.S. government are direct attempts at ceasing popularity for those who choose an opposing political view than America would like. It is not a new tactic nor is it happenstance that this refusal of entry has come about during Bey's upcoming tour season.
**It should be noted that since the beginning of Yasiin's career, his political positionhad beenestablished, never wavering.**
***Signing this petition represents that signers DO NOT AGREE with the decision of The United States Customs & Border Protection Agency. This petition does not guarantee that USBP will overturn their decision, but it is a step in the right direction in the event that it is needed.***