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 asserting 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.
The department said it received a written apology from Mos Def for contravening the provisions of the Immigration Act of 2002, as well as the South African Passports and Travel Documents Act of 1994.“Mr Smith Bey has unreservedly apologised to the government of South Africa and more particularly to the Department of Home Affairs for his actions and for any inconvenience and/or prejudice this may have caused.“The department is satisfied with the apology, and has agreed in principle for him to depart from South Africa on Tuesday."Both parties came to the agreement that if Mos Def left South Africa immediately on Tuesday, on a valid US passport, the department would withdraw its charges against him.“To this end, (he) has applied for and will be travelling out of the republic on a US passport,” it said.
Both silver screen darlings are currently in France for the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival and have no issue being photographed, but it was the young starlet’s recent Instagram photo-op that intentionally stirred the rumor mill.
While the two obvious have plenty in common (she being the star of the aforementioned No.
Take a look at the pictures in the gallery to see what we mean.
In usual Tim Westwood fashion, the radio legend felt it was right to uncover this unreleased Mos Def freestyle dating all the way back to 2000.