26 years old, Atlanta based, Grammy nominated rapper, Sha Yaa Bin Abraham Joseph, popularly known as 21 savage, was arrested over the weekend in the United States of America for coming into the country illegally.
He is reported to have, apparently, entered the country legally in 2005. His visa is reported to have expired, thus his being in the country illegally.
According to TMZ, 21 Savage’s lawyer, Dina LaPolt, says they are working to get the artiste out of detention.
“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”.
United States Immigration and 21 Savage’s Deportation
The U.S immigration have said that the artiste is a United Kingdom national who has been staying illegally and unlawfully in the country since 2006 when his visa expired. He is reported to have come to the States when he was 12 years old.
The artiste is currently in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in Georgia and he is being placed in deportation proceedings before the federal immigration court.
The ICE said they arrested the artiste during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta.
“…Mr. Abraham Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S and also a convicted felon”.
The artiste was convicted on felony drug charges on October 2014 in Fulton county, Georgia.
An ICE spokesperson told CNN that the rapper’s whole public persona is false.
The ICE will wait for the outcome of his case before a judge to determine future actions.
21 Savage is known for tracks such as ” Bank Account” and “A Lot” featuring J.Cole. He made headlines in 2017 when he revealed he was dating Amber Rose. They later broke up the following year.