21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta this weekend and taken into custody for possible removal from the U.S.
21 Savage was picked up by ICE early Sunday morning. He apparently entered the U.S. legally in 2005 but his visa expired and he reportedly is here illegally.
21 savage when they asked him where he’s from pic.twitter.com/nOMcrsiB06
— emilio medina (@emilioomedina) February 3, 2019
He reportedly is being held for removal proceedings … this for being in the country illegally and for being a felon. He was convicted of drug charges in 2014.
Your from Atlanta?
21: I am
But you’re from the UK?
21: I was. #FREE21SAVAGE
— LET EM KNOW WHO YOU CHOSE AS YOUR BEYONCE (@AnthonyA400) February 3, 2019
His attorney, Dina LaPolt, tells TMZ, “We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”
ICE: Your Visa has expired
21 Savage: VISAAAAAAA???? pic.twitter.com/5WDruiZSuo
— WIZRD 🇬🇭 (@Drealz4) February 3, 2019
An ICE spokesperson says 21 Sav — real name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph — is a U.K. national who is unlawfully in the country and has been since 2006 when his visa expired. They say he came to the States a year earlier at the age of 12.
21 savage where are you from?
21 savage: pic.twitter.com/lgeGyGB5Pj
— Jama26ix🇸🇴 (@jama26ix) February 3, 2019
The spox goes on to say that Sav is currently in ICE custody in Georgia and that he’s been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts. They add that ICE will await the outcome of his case before a judge to determine future actions.
Oi guv’nor so ye finaully found owt me secret eh? pic.twitter.com/0dTfIjQblv
— Derrick Lofton (@DerrickLofton3) February 3, 2019
It’s unclear what United Kingdom country or territory he’s from exactly, but some reports say he hails from the Caribbean island of Dominica, which is an associated state of the U.K.