Yasiin Bey Shares "No Colonial Fiction" and Speaks Out About Terrorist Attacks in Paris

"Don't be hustled, human beings," Bey said during an emotional interview with Ferrari Sheppard.

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Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, spoke to Ferrari Sheppard on Friday shortly after the news of the tragic terrorist attacks in France shook the world. "A big giant 'fuck off' to ISIS," Yasiin Bey says during the emotional conversation with Sheppard. "You don't represent nothing about Islam or nothing about the prophet." Yasiin also speaks passionately about the current state of violence all across the world, making special note of the police-perpetrated violence against Tamir Rice and countless others.


"Love must and will prevail," Yasiin adds. "I don't care how corny it sounds. The world has been in a state of emergency. The problem is not Islam [or] organized religion. The problem is people's lack of compassion and care for themselves and their fellow human beings. We don't treat each other well. We need to treat each other better." Yasiin Bey also shared "NO Colonial Fiction," featuring the face of police brutality victim Tamir Rice as its cover:


Ferrari Sheppard took to Twitter shortly after the conversation, revealing that Yasiin Bey had asked him and everyone else to watch and share Charlie Chaplin's iconic speech from The Great Dictator:

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Peace for Paris.

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