Monday, February 4, 2019

Rapper 21 Savage Arrested For Living In US Illegally

Rapper 21 Savage is in custody and at risk of being deported after authorities claimed he is a UK national who has been living in the US illegally.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the Grammy-nominated artist – real name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph – was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday in the Atlanta area.

Cox says Abraham-Joseph is a British citizen who entered the US legally in July 2005 but overstayed his visa, which expired in July 2006.

According to Cox, Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia in October 2014.

Abraham-Joseph has been placed in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court, Cox says.

His attorney Dina LaPolt told The Independent in a statement: “We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding.