Mos Def arrested at award ceremony

Charged with ‘disorderly conduct’

Mos Def was arrested last night (August 31) for disorderly conduct outside the Radio City Music Hall, where the MTV Video Music Awards were taking place.

The rapper was performing an impromptu version ’Katrina Clap’, a song which criticised George Bush. The rapper had showed up in a flatbed truck at 10pm for an impromptu show.

Authorities asked Mos Def and members of his entourage to shut down their operation due to crowd conditions and the overall safety of everyone involved, MTV News reports.


When this did not happen police began arresting members of his entourage and the rapper himself.

Mos Def’s publicist Carleen Donovan said: “Mos Def was unjustly arrested tonight…was not out to break any laws.

“His only goal was to heighten the awareness of a serious situation that still exists in our country.

“He does not want people to forget that although it’s one year later, the people and cities hit by the hurricane still need the help of the American people.”

Mos Def was released early this morning (September 1). It is as yet unclear whether he has been charged with any offence.

He is set to release his new album ’Tru3 Magic’ later this year.

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