UPDATE: ICE Reportedly Arrests 21 Savage, Says He's British and Overstayed His Visa




According to reports, 21 Savage has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—ICE, who claims the rapper is actually from the United Kingdom and has overstayed his visa.

A spokesman for ICE named Brian Cox said Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph aka 21 Savage was taken into custody as part of a “targeted operation.” Cox said 21 is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom” national who legally was able to enter the United States in July 2005 on a visa. Cox went on to say the rapper’s visa expired a year later.


21 Savage was reportedly taken into custody by ICE in Atlanta early Sunday morning (February 3).

A statement issued by ICE on the matter said “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts. ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”


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