21 Savage arrested after reportedly overstaying his visa.
21 Savage was arrested in his supposed hometown of Atlanta early Sunday morning after he allegedly attains an expired via, according to TMZ. He is at risk of being deported from the United States.
Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph entered the U.S. legally in 2005 from the U.K., which entails his origins might not just be from ATL, like he has claimed. ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox stated “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA ‘21 Savage’ during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta.”
21 Savage will be placed in removal proceedings before federal immigration courts, but fans and the hip hop industry are hopeful his social status and impact on the culture will take into effect to keep the rapper in the states. His attorney also had a statement, which read “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.” Let’s hope we can get the rapper to stay after his most recent project I Am > I Was was a big success. Keep posted for more details as the situation unfolds.