Mos Def seems to be in a bit a trouble with what has been described as an unrecognized “world passport”. The rapper was has been given 14 days to leave South Africa after he violated local immigration laws when he tried to leave the country.
Mos Def was arrested on Thursday at Cape Town International Airport, according to the Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete.
According to Tshwete, the rapper presented the “world passport” when he was leaving the country.
The 42-year-old entertainer entered the country on an American passport in 2013 and overstayed his visitor’s permit by 2014, the spokesman said.
A court order to leave the country means the rapper is banned from South Africa for five years, but may appeal to officials for leniency, Tshwete said. Mos Def appeared alongside family members who were also in the country without a permit, the spokesman said.
Mos Def has been living in Cape Town since May 2013.