Rapper and actor Mos Def has responded to media reports that he has been asked to leave South Africa after his arrest over the weekend.
In a rather strange way to reply his critics, Mos Def, who's also known as Yasiin Bey, posted an audio message on on Kanye West's Twitter page. In the audio, he refers to Kanye as his ‘real friend’.
The message also mentions his real name as Yasiin and adds that he committed no crime and why is the Police after him.
"I committed no crime in any place, why these police in my face?"
The recorded message begins with a rap which riffs off Kanye's latest song, No More Parties in LA.
He also thanks Kanye West for "being a real friend, a real friend, a real friend".
He says he is in Cape Town and is "being prevented from leaving without any logical reason" and that "the government wants to deport his family".
He says his world passport is "not a fictitious document".
"All I seek is to leave [in] this state." "Peace this is Yasiin. No more parties in S.A. Please tell them no more parties in S.A.
Mos Def was detained for using an unidentifiable "world passport" when he tried to leave the country. South Africa's department of home affairs said the star entered the country in 2013 as an American, but had overstayed on his visa.
In a statement, officials say Mos, whose real name is Dante Terrell Smith, and a number of members of his family had done the same.
"Further investigation into the matter revealed that Mr Smith's wife, mother and four children had overstayed and were sojourning in the country illegally.
"In this regard, an order has been issued to Mr Smith's wife, mother and four children to depart the country within 14 days. His order will be monitored by immigration officials."
The Brooklyn-born rapper also announced that he is retiring from "the recorded music industry and from Hollywood with immediate effective . He said that he'll be releasing his final album later this year.