Written By: Mary Lucas
21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta Sunday, February 3rd by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a “targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners,” ICE spokesman Bryan Cox confirmed.
ICE stated that the rapper, whose real name is Shayaabin Abraham-Joseph, is a citizen of the United Kingdom, according to Cox. The agency alleges that he entered the US legally in July 2005, when he was a minor, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa.
21 Savage’s lawyers are working “diligently” to get him out of detention and to clear up the immigration “misunderstanding.”