The rapper attempts to escape the bonds of an unfriendly host nation.
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.