Despite a number of noms, 21 Savage in all probability gained’t be gracing the Grammy stage this 12 months.
The rapper was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on fees of residing within the U.S. illegally.
21 Savage has lengthy related his identification round being an Atlanta-based rapper, even rapping about his tough childhood in Atlanta’s Eastside. That obtrusive discrepancy stirred howls of laughter on social media, significantly on ‘Black Twitter’.
21 Savage, whose actual title is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is definitely a U.Ok. nationwide.
The 26-year-old rapper appeared in a severe manner in 2015, and is presently having fun with a surge in reputation. But fame is a significantly double-edged sword, particularly with immigration a hot-button subject in America.
ICE says the rapper is a U.Ok. nationwide who got here to the United States as a toddler however then overstayed his visa. He was taken into custody on Sunday morning in metro Atlanta.
ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox revealed that the raid was a focused operation.
The rapper apparently entered the United States legally when he was 13 years outdated, then by no means left. He was convicted of felony drug fees in 2014, however ICE was unaware of his immigration standing on the time of that arrest.
CNN revealed that 21 Savage was in the identical automotive with one other rapper who was the goal of a prison arrest. After the police discovered of 21 Savage’s immigration standing, he was taken into custody.
21 Savage’s lawyer, Dina LaPolt, is working to get the rapper out on bail.
She says he's a task mannequin for younger individuals.
Before his arrest, Savage’s Wikipedia web page listed him as born in Atlanta in 1992. He has often rapped concerning the violence and ache he encountered whereas on the streets. He has additionally mentioned that the 21 in his title refers to a road gang in Decatur, Georgia.
21 Savage is presently nominated for 2 Grammys, however he in all probability gained’t be making an look on the present on Sunday. The rapper is nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance for “RockStar,” a collaboration with Post Malone.