Mos Def AKA Yasiin Bey Arrested, Booted From South Africa For Using Fake Passport. Rapper Had Been Living There For Last 2 Years

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, was arrested Thursday, January 14, at South Africa's Cape Town International Airport for traveling with a fake passport.

The rapper, real name Dante Smith, had been living in the country since 2013. He allegedly tried to use a "world passport," that isn't recognized by South Africa.

He's been given 14 days to leave the country.

Department of Home Affairs Spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete explained South Africa's decision in a series of tweets Friday.

Bey has not yet released a statement.

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Comment by R.E. Dykes Sr on January 16, 2016 at 3:33am
ne tried to leave te illuminatti way out is deatn reliion country
Comment by T.FORCE on January 16, 2016 at 3:09am
Nobody in Africa like South Africans, so why Mos Def was in South Africa is beyond me, doesn't he know that those guys are Afrophobic? SMH!
Comment by T.FORCE on January 16, 2016 at 3:04am
Our motto in Zimbabwe is "if you are black then you are Zimbabwean". U never hear about a black person getting deported out of Zimbabwe
Comment by T.FORCE on January 16, 2016 at 3:00am
Why can't this n**** come to Zimbabwe? Like seriously, you know that South Africans are punks,they hate their own black skin, real talk!
Comment by George on January 15, 2016 at 11:30pm
You know the name change really wasn't successful when they gotta put "AKA Mos Def" after Yasin Bey on every headline
Comment by Max Payne on January 15, 2016 at 9:53pm
That's how they feel about you in the "motherland"
Comment by united-gs on January 15, 2016 at 7:27pm
LL TaF, strong is, the ignorance in you!
Comment by VeinyDickTracy on January 15, 2016 at 6:54pm
This fool couldn't find out if they accepted that bullsh t passport before he attempted to roll through customs??? He could have looked that up online or made one phone call to the airport...

Again... Yet another example of a "lyrical" rapper being dumb as sh t. Just because a rapper writes his lyrics with a dictionary and thesaurus next to him does not mean he is deep or intelligent. Go ask Nas about how His ugly a** ex wife played him and that bankruptcy... Another "lyrical" rapper.

Now get mad at the truth
Comment by YK on January 15, 2016 at 6:50pm
all good things come to and end
Comment by LL TaF on January 15, 2016 at 6:18pm
Israel is in Africa? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard this new year so far!

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