Rapper 21 Savage, who was lengthy thought-about to be a homegrown Atlanta expertise, has been arrested by the US immigration, which stated he is a British citizen, who overstayed his visa by 13 years.
The Atlanta-based rapper was arrested on Sunday morning after ICE brokers pulled over a automobile, in which he and three different folks have been travelling. The company described the op as a focused legislation enforcement raid. He and his companions have been arrested and 21 Savage was outed as being a UK citizen illegally staying within the US.
In an announcement, following the 26-year-old’s arrest, the ICE stated that the Grammy nominee, whose actual title Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, “was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the US and also a convicted felon.”
The ICE spokesman stated that the rapper arrived into the US from the UK in July 2005 on non-immigrant visa and didn’t go away by July 2006, when his visa expired. In addition to being an illegal alien, the hip-hop star was swooped in 2014 on felony drug prices.
The company has initiated deportation proceedings in opposition to the rapper, who will now face an immigration courtroom.
The company additionally alleged that the rapper has artificially crafted his picture to seem a homegrown movie star whereas really being a foreigner.
“His whole public persona is false. He actually came to the U.S. from the U.K. as a teen and overstayed his visa,” an ICE spokesman stated, as reported by CNN correspondent Nick Valencia on Twitter.
The information has come as a whole shock to the followers of the heavily-tattooed performer, who was broadly presumed to have been born and bred in Atlanta. Twitter has instantly misplaced it, erupting in a storm of memes referencing the rapper’s noble origins. London’s iconic pink phone field, the well-known double-decker and her Majesty the Queen all have come into motion.