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On Sunday, extra than one sources reported that 21 Savage was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, who sigh the Atlanta rapper is a United Kingdom nationwide who stayed within the U.S. after his visa lapsed. “His total public persona is false,” an ICE spokesperson told CNN’s Slash Valencia per the journalist’s tweets. “He if truth be told came to the U.S. from the U.Okay. as a teen and overstayed his visa.”

In step with the Atlanta Journal-Structure, ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox said 21 Savage, whose given title is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested at a net site net site visitors stop in Atlanta, in conjunction with three a range of of us, at some stage in which ICE chanced on his immigration reputation. The rapper allegedly got a one-yr visa in July 2005. If the timeline achieve forth by immigration officials is exact, 21 Savage would were 12 when he arrived within the US. Per CNN, the rapper is “for the time being in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into elimination complaints sooner than the federal immigration courts.”

The rapper’s attorney Dina LaPolt told TMZ in an announcement: “We are working diligently to construct up Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention whereas we work with authorities to particular up any misunderstanding. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young of us within the country – particularly in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working within the community leading functions to support underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”

ICE Arrests 21 Savage, Alleges Rapper Overstayed Visa