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.
Oprah Loved Being A Braided Blonde Bombshell In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’
Oprah Winfrey is a blonde bombshell in Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and she loved every minute of it. HipHollywood sat down with the media mogul along with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling to talk about playing the Mrs. and their elaborate hair, make-up and costumes.
“Girl we had hair for days,” gushed Winfrey. “My favorite was the ponytail, the braid.”
Celebrity hair guru Kim Kimble, who frequently works with Beyonce, headed up the film’s hair department. For the film she turned Lady O into a blonde, Reese into a red head and gave Kaling fab braided locks. “They were like [hair] sculptures,” said Kaling who plays Mrs. Who.
So how long did it take to get these ladies out of this world ready? “Hours,” joked Winfrey and Reese in unison.
To be exact, the ladies were in hair and make-up 3-5 hours daily as lead hairstylist Kim Kimble and make-up artists LaLette Littlejohn and Derrick Rutledge got them camera ready. “I think Kim and the team worked for days before, sculpting and making it right,” added Winfrey who plays Mrs. Which.
Derrick Rutledge, Winfrey’s personal makeup artist who also worked on the film, designed rhinestone eyebrows for each Mrs. Which ensemble. Meanwhile costume designer Paco Delgado drew from volcano explosions and depictions of galaxies to create costumes that made Winfrey shimmer and appear larger than life.
In the Disney big screen adaption, the three celestial beings – Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit lead 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) and others on a journey to rescue the girl’s scientist father (Chris Pine) from evil otherworldly forces.
It’s better seen than simply described, so be sure to check out A Wrinkle In Time in theaters now!
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