Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, arrested in South Africa

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The Independent Online

Yasiin Bey, the hip-hop artist formerly known as Mos Def, has been arrested in South Africa for attempting to use a "world passport" — which doesn't exist.

A government spokesman said that Bey attempted to use a false passport when leaving the country on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

Bey has 14 days to leave the country and is now banned from returning to South Africa for five years.

The New York rapper has lived in Capetown since 2013 and appeared in court where he was told that he can appeal the ruling.