American hip hop artist Yasiin Bey, known as Mos Def, will be back in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly contravening South Africa’s immigration laws.
Bey, born Dante Terrell Smith and now known as Yasiin Bey, was arrested in February after he attempted to leave Cape Town with an unrecognised 'world passport'.
Immigration officials at Cape Town International Airport declined to accept the document.
Bey is also known for his roles in popular films such as 2001’s Showtime alongside Robert de Niro and Eddie Murphy, 2003’s Italian Job with Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg as well as 2006’s 16 Blocks with Bruce Willis.