Hunger strikes usually occur when someone or a group of individuals are making a political stand for the promotion of their beliefs and more.

Right now at Guantanamo Bay, there are at least 100 detainees that have taken such a position, and about 40 of them are being force feed.

Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) decided to show the world what it is like to be forced fed in the same way that it is happening to those individuals that are refusing to eat.