Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has taken to Kanye West’s website to announce his retirement.
The news comes in the wake of his recent detainment in South Africa allegedly due to travelling with illegal documents.
“I’m being prevented from leaving unjustly, unlawfully, and without any logical reason,” the musician says. “I have reason to believe or suspect that there are political motivations behind the way that I’m being treated.”
He continues: “I’m retiring from the music recording industry as it is currently assembled today, and also from Hollywood, effective immediately,” he states. “I’m releasing my final album this year, and that’s that.”