The rapper/actor says he has no plans on making the United States his home again ..
According to rapper/actor Mos Def, who now goes by the name Yasiin Bey, life is so good in Cape Town, South Africa that he has no intention on moving back to the United States. “Last year May, I came [to Cape Town] and I said I’m not leaving. I’m staying. It’s a beautiful place. It has the ocean, mountain, botanical gardens and beautiful people,” he said in a recent interview. Bey noted that the decision to leave the U.S. was a difficult but necessary step towards sorting out his life. “For a guy like me, with five or six generations from the same town in America, to leave America, things gotta be not so good with America,” Bey said. “There are some beautiful places in America. I love Brooklyn. New York City needs to thank Brooklyn every day just for existing. That’s how I feel about it. It was a hard thing to leave home. But I’m glad I did.”