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.
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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