There have been a number of notable arrests this weekend of hip hop artists, as the Super Bowl parties rage in Atlanta, Ga. None, perhaps, as implicative as the arrest of rapper 21 Savage in the wee hours of Sunday morning. TMZ reports ICE agents captured the rapper, as they claim he’s actually a UK national, here on an expired visa – a visa that expired way back in 2006.
Not sure how he’s been going about his business as an international superstar for years now, at the same time, an illegal alien on the run in the US, but more answers are sure to come. His lawyer put out a statement saying, “We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding”.
ICE says his real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, and he’s being held in a detention center in Atlanta, waiting for deportation proceedings. Apparently, there 21 Savage will sit until a judge adjudicates his case. On the other hand, if he’s booted from the country, there are far worse places to be than the American motherland. His international stardom might only rise.
We’ll provide you with updates as they become available. Until the next time it drips… peace.