Back in January, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) was arrested and charged with using a fake passport and travel documents while trying to leave South Africa. He’s been out on bail since then.
On Monday, his charges were dropped after he apologized. He then was told he won’t be allowed to return to South Africa.
“[He] has unreservedly apologized to the government of South Africa,” the home affairs department of the country said. “The department is satisfied with the apology [and] will withdraw the charges against him.”
Bey used a “world passport” when trying to leave South Africa, which the country doesn’t accept as a valid document. The passport “is a document issued by the World Service Authority, a non-profit organization set up in the US after the second world war to advocate for world citizenship,” according to the Guardian, who reported the news on Bey.