21 Savage: Atlanta rapper really from UK, say US immigration
February 5, 2019 5:23 am
Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has been arrested by US immigration officials who say he is actually from the UK.
The rapper, Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the US in July 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later, officials said.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman said he was in the country illegally and a convicted felon.
In previous interviews, Abraham-Joseph has described a childhood in Atlanta.
- In an interview with Fader magazine in 2016 he said he had first seen a gun at the age of eight – although the article did not specify where this incident had taken place.
The 26-year-old is also quoted as saying he was expelled from school in Atlanta aged about 12 or 13 for taking a gun to class.