In this outtake from Clover Hope‘s interview with the Mighty Mos, he admits that he and some famous rap pals were a lil’ hungry on Election Night.
XXL: How do you feel about Obama being in office? Do you feel like he has the potential to change?
Mos Def: We still gotta see. I mean, I’m glad. In a world where image is everything, in a country where image is everything, it’s nice that the perceived boss looks like people in my family. That’s got very positive effect. Very positive effect. But we’ll see. I’ll watch. I’m watching. I’m just watching.
Where were you when he got elected?
I was in Stockholm with Nas and De La [Soul], we were at work.
You guys were together?
Yeah, it was a weird moment ’cause… it was fresh. We were eating McDonalds. It was like this weird super American moment. We were like in this real swanked out club in Sweden. It was after the show and Nas was there and De La was there. We was hungry and didn’t have no food so we went out to McDonalds and brought it back. Some African people there, they started crying.
Did you cry?
Nah, I was just like, “okay.”
I was balling. I guess nobody knows—you don’t know why you’re crying?
Emotions, yeah yeah yeah.
This is who you believe in? SMH.