Rapper 21 Savage Arrested In the USA for Overstaying Visa - Noise11.com
21 Savage

21 Savage

Rapper 21 Savage Arrested In the USA for Overstaying Visa

by Music-News.com on February 5, 2019

in News

Rapper 21 Savage has been arrested by U.S. immigration officials amid allegations suggesting he is actually a Brit who overstayed his visa.

21 Savage, real name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Atlanta, Georgia early on Sunday as part of a “targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners,” according to authorities. He is British.

Until the news of his arrest hit headlines, 21 Savage was thought to have been a local act from Atlanta, but ICE bosses claim the hip-hop star is actually a U.K. national without the correct paperwork to remain in America, and now he is facing deportation.

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon,” an ICE representative declares in a statement issued to Atlanta news station WSB-TV.

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his non-immigrant visa.”

Savage, 26, was previously convicted of drug counts in 2014, but his attorney, Dina LaPolt, claims it’s all one big “misunderstanding”.

“We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding,” LaPolt tells TMZ. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country – especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”

The news of his legal trouble emerges during a high point in Savage’s career – his latest project, I Am > I Was, hit number on the U.S. albums chart upon its release in December (18), while he is also nominated for two Grammy Awards for Rockstar, his hit collaboration with Post Malone, but his arrest threatens his ability to attend the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend.


Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook


Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio



Related Posts

EDM Producer i_o Dead At Age 30

Garrett Falls Lockhard, professional known as i_o, has died at the age of 30.

5 days ago
The Weeknd
The Weeknd Chucks A Grammy Sized Tantrum

Apparently The Weeknd doesn’t make music for you. He makes it for himself and when he didn’t get an ego boost of self-gratification from The Grammy Awards this week he cracked the shits.

5 days ago
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
Kylie Minogue Joins Dua Lipa For Live Stream

Dua Lipa is set to be joined by Kylie Minogue for a duet as part of her upcoming 'Studio 2054' live-stream.

6 days ago
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Swift To Release Folklore Doco

Taylor Swift's new concert documentary, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, will be released on Disney+ this week.

6 days ago
Earth Wind & Fire Have Made A Song With Meghan Trainor

Earth Wind & Fire and Meghan Trainer are together on a new Meghan Trainor song ‘Holidays’.

7 days ago
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Dee Snider and Lzzy Hale Have Made A Christmas Song Together

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale have teamed up for the Christmas song ‘The Magic of Christmas Day’.

7 days ago
Alex Lahey
Alex Lahey Punks Out A New Version of The Ramones’ ‘Merry Christmas’

‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)’ is a brand new version of The Ramones’ Christmas song from Melbourne singer songwriter Alex Lahey.

7 days ago