Yasiin Bey Arrested in South Africa

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The Associated Press has just reported that Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) has been arrested in Cape Town, South Africa for using a false passport. The rapper has been living in Cape Town, South Africa since 2013 but overstayed his visa with his wife, mother and four children, and now may not be able to return to the country for five years according to the Department of Home Affairs. He was arrested on January 9 at Cape Town International Airport and now he and his family have been given two weeks to leave the country. Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs Department spokesman, sent out a series of Tweets on the matter:

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