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Rapper Mos Def was arrested in South Africa this week after attempting to leave the country using an “illegal document.” According to one official, Mos presented a “World Passport” to immigration officers at the Cape Town International Airport, an id he allegedly obtained off of the Internet.

Mos, who now goes by Yasiin Bey, was temporarily taken into custody, but appeared in court on Friday where he was given 14 days to leave the country. That in itself presents a unique challenge since the Brooklyn emcee previously renounced his US citizenship and does not have a valid passport.

“[Mos] has been living in South Africa with his family without the necessary permits, he was detained upon departure for using illegal travel docs,” Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesman for the South African Department of Home Affairs, tweeted. “We are all fans guys … but the law is the law. The Department Of Home Affairs has given [Mos] and his family 14 days to leave the republic.”

Bey entered South Africa on a legitimate U.S. passport, but overstayed his visitor’s permit. He previously attempted to return to the United States in 2014, but was barred due to “legal issues” and his renouncement. Where Mos plans on going next, and how he plans on entering is unknown.

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Katt Williams Is Ready For His Comeback: “My Only Goal Is Getting Better”



Katt Williams is ready for his triumphant return!

After a series of arrests and bizarre incidents in 2016 that seemed to overshadow his public persona, Williams told HipHollywood he’s getting back to work and putting his personal issues behind him.

“Remember none of those things have ever been about work,” he said when asked if he hopes his new projects will overshadow his past missteps. “It’s more about having to deal with situations that are purposely thrown in your direction, and so I’ve been successful in the fact that I’m not nearly as good as I’m going to be,” he explained.

But if you’re thinking the 46-year-old comedian is in denial about his issues, he says absolutely not.

“I’m not one of those people that doesn’t recognize he’s stumbled,” he asserts. “I embrace the stumble because I know I’m going to come back faster than before, so my only goal is getting better at all points.”

And with six projects slated for release including the comedy, Father Figure with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, Williams appears to be back on the right track.

“I’m really in each of these comebacks trying to be a better person than the person that left, and if you liked that person this is just a better version than that because that’s what I’m on.”

You can see Katt dishing more positivity in the exclusive clip below, and be sure to see Father Figures when it hits theaters December 22.

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