21 Savage has been arrested by the US Immigration for allegedly being an illegal immigrant.
21 Savage whose real name has been revealed as Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
WSB-TV reports that ,ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox said that the rapper is actually from the United Kingdom, and that he was “unlawfully present” in the the U.S. after overstaying his visa.
Abraham-Joseph was arrested as part of a “targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement” early Sunday morning in Atlanta.
The rapper has long claimed to be an Atlanta local, and has gained support in the city as a local act.
Cox’s statement claims that Abraham-Joseph legally entered the U.S. in July 2005, and that his visa expired one year later.
In 2014, the rapper was convicted on felony drug charges in Fulton County, Georgia.
According to ICE, Abraham-Joseph has been placed in “removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts.”
“We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding,” Abraham-Joseph’s attorney Dina LaPolt told TMZ.