Yasiin Bey a.k.a. Mos Def Arrested & Detained In South Africa

Yasiin Bey a.k.a. Mos Def Arrested & Detained In South Africa


January 16th, 2016


The entertainer formerly known as Mos Def reportedly violated immigration laws.

Yasiin Bey was arrested yesterday (January 14) in South Africa, according to the Associated Press.

The rapper formerly known as Mos Def appeared in court after being taken into custody at at Cape Town International airport when he presented an “unrecognized ‘world passport,'” says Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete. Family members who appeared in court with Bey did not have permits to reside in South Africa.

Bey has lived in the country since 2013. Upon his arrival in South Africa, he presented a American passport. His visitor’s permit was only valid through 2014, which he violated by staying in the country.

Bey was given 14 days to leave the country and is banned from South Africa for five years, which he can appeal for leniency.

Source: http://hiphopdx.com/




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