Mos Def held on immigration charges in South Africa, family ordered out

Maria Puente | USA TODAY
12:35 p.m. EST January 20, 2016

mos def south africaThe American-born artist formerly known as Mos Def was formally charged with using a fake pblankport in South Africa, where he and his family have been living illegally since 2014, South African officials said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, he’s enlisted Kanye West to help defend him, posting a rambling audio message on West’s website announcing his retirement from show business and blankerting that he is the victim of a murky political conspiracy in Africa.

“I’m retiring from the musical recording industry … and also from Hollywood effective immediately,” he said in the audio message. “I am releasing my final album this year and that’s that.”

Read more here:http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2016/01/20/mos-def-held-immigration-charges-south-africa-family-ordered-out/79057992/

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