ICE Takes 21 Savage Into Custody, Alleging the Rapper Is a UK National Who Overstayed His Visa


On Sunday, multiple sources reported that 21 Savage was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, who allege the Atlanta rapper is a United Kingdom national who stayed in the U.S. after his visa lapsed. “His whole public persona is false,” an ICE spokesperson told CNN’s Nick Valencia per the journalist’s tweets. “He actually came to the U.S. from the U.K. as a teen and overstayed his visa.”

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox said 21 Savage, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested at a traffic stop in Atlanta, along with three other people, during which ICE discovered his immigration status. The rapper allegedly received a one-year visa in July 2005….

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