Mos Def, Ordered To Leave Africa – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
According to AllHipHop.com rap icon/actor, Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), has been given a few days to get out of South Africa. Apparently the rap legend doesn't or never did have the proper identification to live in the country, so their basically saying he's overstayed his welcome. The Brooklyn born MC, who's real name is Dante Smith, was recently arrested at the Cape Town International Airport and charged with being in the country with a “fraudulent passport,” according to AllHipHop.
Mayihlome Tshwete, a spokesperson for South Africa’s Ministry of Home Affairs, clarified the situation on Twitter believe it or not, and tweeted the rapper/actor and his family have 14 days to leave the country. Below is a look at the tweets on the matter:
With regards 2 Mr Smith (Mos Def), SAPS has charged him with usage of fraudulent travel documents.The matter is currently before the courts
6:17 AM - 15 Jan 2016
Mr Smith has been living in SA with his family without the necessary permits, he was detained upon departure for using illegal travel docs
Mr Smith was departing SA using a "World Passport", SA does not recognise a "World Passport".
The Department Of Home Affairs has given Mr Smith and his family 14 days to leave the republic .
Pretty crazy right? In case you didn't know Mos has been living in Cape Town since 2014. Just last year, he sat down for an interview with Beats Radio to explain why. Peep the video below and hear in his own words, what he told Beats By Dre:
Now it appears, Bey is gonna be headed back to Brooklyn if the paper situation isn't cleared up. Keep you posted on this one.
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