Borders melt away on a powerful new track.
Bey premiered the song live at South Africa's Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
"The local time is always now. Forever is a current event," he writes in the Soundcloud description.
Produced by Ferrari Sheppard.
"I'm safe; I'm in good spirits."
"12 more hours, 12 less lonely souls."
Update: Bey has reportedly been charged and will appear in court on March 8.
Update: Bey's representative disputed the allegations to Okayafrica.
"This is the time to be talking about the dignity and nobility of being a human being, not a machine."
"So real. Surreal."
"I'd rather be filing paperwork at the post office"
Lupe Fiasco might be the first contender.
The artist formerly known as Mos Def replaced Pharrell in the chorus.
The Harlem rapper talks gentrification, crashing New York warehouse parties, and meeting Yasiin Bey.