Mos Def Claims There Are 'Political Motivations' Behind His Immigration Charges In South Africa — Announces His Retirement On Kanye West's Website
No more parties in S.A. for Yasiin Bey!
As we reported, the rapper better known as Mos Def was arrested last week in South Africa for violating local immigration laws.
The 42-year-old has now been charged with using a false passport and helping his family illegally stay in the country on an expired visa since 2014.
South African officials confirmed the rapper was released on 5000 Rand (about $296 U.S. dollars) but has been ordered to stay in Cape Town and report to police every two days until his next court date on March 8.
His wife and children have been given just until January 29 to leave the country.
In response, the Brooklyn native took over good pal Kanye West's website to drop a freestyle and explain his side of the story in an audio recording called A message from Yasiin Bey.
Bey dubs his freestyle No More Parties in S.A. (after Yeezy's No More Parties In L.A), and raps:
"I've committed no crime, why is the state wasting my time, they must be out of their minds."
During his announcement, Bey asserts that there are "political motivations" for why he's being treated this way by the government.
In fact, he says there's absolutely nothing fake about his documentation: