BREAKING: ICE captures rapper 21 Savage, says he is really British and exceeded visa
u.S. Migration and Customs Enforcement captured rapper 21 Savage early Sunday morning, guaranteeing that he is really from the United Kingdom and outstayed his visa, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.
21 Savage, whose genuine name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a “focused on activity” in metro Atlanta, ICE representative Bryan Cox said.
Abraham-Joseph, 26, has professed to be from Atlanta and has for quite some time been viewed as a nearby demonstration. Simply the previous fall, he gave free school supplies to more than 2,500 DeKalb County school understudies.
Cox, nonetheless, said Abraham-Joseph is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” who went to the U.S. on a visa in July 2005. His visa terminated a year later, Cox said.
He was likewise indicted for lawful offense sedate charges in 2014 in Fulton County, ICE said.
Abraham-Joseph has been set in “evacuation procedures under the watchful eye of the government migration courts,” Cox said.
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An ICE official told the AJC that when Abraham-Joseph was captured in 2014, ICE didn’t know about his movement status. They just realized later that he is purportedly from the U.K.
The authority said the early-morning capture originated from a traffic stop in DeKalb County amid which three other individuals who were with him were captured by DeKalb police.
The AJC has connected with DeKalb police for data on that occurrence.
He performed in Atlanta as of late as Thursday in the Super Bowl Music Fest at State Farm Arena.
He hopped into the rap diversion with his presentation mixtape “The Slaughter Tape” in 2015. His latest collection, “I Am > I Was,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 collection graph.
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Staff columnist Jeremy Redmon added to this report