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Mos Def Claims There Are 'Political Motivations' Behind His Immigration Charges In South Africa — Announces His Retirement On Kanye West's Website

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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.

Related: Mos Def Bails On A Concert!

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:

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Rapper Mos Def Arrested In South Africa!

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Mos Def isn't having a good week!

According to a government rep in South Africa, the rapper was arrested for violating local immigration laws this past Thursday.

Apparently the musician, whose real name is Yasiin Bey, revealed an unrecognized "world passport" when attempting to leave the country. While Bey used an American passport to enter the country back in 2013, his current identification is a no-go.

Related: Mos Def Bails On A Concert!

Not only did Yasiin present illegal documentation, but he also overstayed his visitor's permit back in 2014. Translation — South Africa ain't happy.

Now the actor is facing a court order to vacate the country within 14 days. The legal move also means Mos can't enter the country for the next five years if he doesn't attempt an appeal.

The situation is especially tricky since the The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy star has reportedly been living in the country since 2013 alongside other undocumented family members.

Hopefully Yasiin is able to clean up this legal mess sooner than later!

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Fat Joe, Kanye West, Ashanti, Busta Rhymes & MORE Party In New Video!

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What a smooth crew indeed!

Fat Joe's music video for newest tune Pride and Joy must pride itself on having maybeeee the most cameos in a music video ever…

And half of the surprise visitors aren't even singing/rhyming!!

Watch as Fat Joe, Kanye West, Miguel, Mos Def, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Ashanti, and Roscoe Dash hang out while SOME of the group sings/raps about money and super hot chicks (above).

We have to say, this video is super lackluster for allll the star power it boasts! And WHY is Ashanti being seen and NOT heard!?!

Not sexy, guys, not sexy in the least. Forget about all those slow-motion, half-naked hotties walking along dirt roads and emerging out of pools, we wanna see YOU guys display the talents we've come to adore!

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What A Cruel Summer It Will Be Come September! Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music Gets A Release Date!

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We were wondering why we hadn't heard too much about this lately…

While Kanye West is busy recording his OWN sixth studio album, on top of getting lots of Kim time in, the rapper has apparently just been too busy to get his G.O.O.D. Music album, Cruel Summer, ready on time for its proposed August 7th release date!

According to new reports, the compilation - which will feature Frank Ocean, John Legend, Common, and Mos Def - will now be

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B.O.B. Drops New Mixtape Loaded With Rap's Best

Filed under: Music MinuteKanye WestJay ZEminemLil WayneT.I.B.O.B.

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B.O.B. has gone E.P.I.C.

His new mixtape, E.P.I.C, or Every Play Is Crucial, came out on Monday.

The mixtape features 15 tracks, featuring and sampling from Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mos Def, T.I, and The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye).

B.O.B. is also working on his second studio album.

Strange Clouds is set to drop early 2012.

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