Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Is Finally Permitted To Leave South Africa

By HHL Editors

Yasiin Bey has been living in South Africa since 2013, having fled the United States because he found living here challenging.

However, things weren't a cakewalk there either.

The artist formally known as Mos Def got in trouble with the South African government in January of this year after trying to use a World Passport, which SA doesn't recognize.

He was placed under house arrest for the violation. That finally ended this week.

"[He] has unreservedly apologized to the Government of South Africa," the county's home affairs department said in a press release on Tuesday. "The department is satisfied with the apology [and] will withdraw the charges against him."
Bey is now permitted to leave South Africa. But he won't be allowed to reenter, having been labeled an "undesirable person" for his actions.

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