21 Savage Arrested By US Immigrations; Claims He Is From England

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta Sunday morning, with authorities claiming he’s actually from the United Kingdom and has overstayed his welcome.

The musician, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has long claimed to be from Atlanta and been associated with local rappers — but US Immigration and Customs Enforcement say his persona is fake.

21 Savage entered the US legally in July 2005 but overstayed his visa, which expired in July 2006, said ICE spokesman Bryan Cox.

He’s been placed in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court for being here illegally and for being a felon. In October 2014, the rapper was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia.

His attorney told TMZ she’s working to get her client out, “while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding.”

“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,” Dina LaPolt said.

Abraham-Joseph, 26, is nominated for two awards at next week’s Grammys, including album of the year for “Rockstar” alongside Post Malone.

With Post wires

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