Mos Def ordered to leave S.A


Mos Def, the hip hop recording artist and actor, learned that a “World Passport” does not make him a citizen of the world — especially when it comes to South African officials.

Mos Def, who now goes by the name Yasiin Bey and whose birth name is Dante Terrell Smith, was arrested at Cape Town International Airport for trying to leave the country on an illegal “World Passport” document, Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesman for the South African Department of Home Affairs, told CNN.

Bey appeared in court on Friday.

“The Department Of Home Affairs has given Mr Smith and his family 14 days to leave the republic,” tweeted Tshwete.

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