The Grammy nominee. of British nationality – was arrested by the immigration authorities on Sunday while he remained in the country longer than his visa allowed him.
Grammy-nominated rapper Savage 21 was arrested Sunday by US immigration officials who claimed to be illegally in the country and convicted of other serious crimes.
The singer, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the United States from the UK in 2005 and settled in Atlanta after the visa-approved stay, according to Bryan Cox, wearing – the place of immigration and control. United States Customs (ICE).
Cox said that Abraham-Joseph, whose Facebook page Savage 21 shows several concerts in the near future, was in police custody in Georgia and was being deported to the federal immigration courts .
He added that Abraham-Joseph had been convicted of drug-related crimes in Georgia in 2014 and that he was arrested on Sunday in an operation in cooperation with local authorities.
Our staff is in contact with the lawyer of a British citizen after his arrest in the United States, “said the British Foreign Ministry in a statement. British agents are involved in these cases only if the person holds a British passport “.
The rapper’s lawyer, Dina LaPolt, told Variety that Abraham-Joseph was a “role model” and was working on financial education programs to help disadvantaged youth.
The artist is nominated for two Grammy Awards for the ceremony to be held next Sunday, including the recording of the year by “Rockstar” with Post Malone. His second solo album, “I Am I Was,” released in December, was at the top of the list of Billboard 200 albums.
According to Savage 21’s lawyer, the British rapper is trying to lay false charges on a crime he did not commit because the only thing he is guilty of is not renewing his visa. It was also said that 21 Savage would fight to the end to stay in the United States despite the authorities trying to intimidate him to bring him back to the United Kingdom.
21 Savage was arrested in 2014 on drug charges in Fulton County. After a troubled adolescence, when he left school, the artist became known for his 2016 album “Savage Mode” and for collaborating with Canadian rapper Drake in the song “Sneakin”.
When the news of Savage’s arrest was announced, the memes were not long in coming and caused a great deal of controversy. Demi Lovato made fun of this situation by receiving a lot of criticism and closing his Twitter account.
The singer Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account after being criticized for allegedly laughing at 21 Savage’s memoirs.
The Grammy-nominated rapper was arrested by federal immigration officials in the Atlanta area Sunday morning. One official said the rapper is a British citizen who has stayed in the country longer than his visa permits and who is also convicted of a crime.
Lovato had tweeted: “So far, the 21 Savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl.” Later, he said he did not laugh at “anyone’s deportation”.
Rapper Wale tweeted that he did not understand the joke and the rapper Migos wrote that it was not funny.