The 21 Savage nationality drama continues, the rapper is London born not Atlanta as earlier alleged.
Rapper 21 Savage who was believed to be Atlanta-born was apparently born in London, United Kingdom and moved to America when he was seven years old.
According to a report by BangShowbiz, the ‘No Heart’ rapper whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Georgia on Sunday (03.02.19) and his legal team have now clarified some facts about his position as “conjecture and misinformation” has lead to “false conclusions”.
They explained how Savage was born in the UK and arrived legally in the US under an H-4 visa, where he stayed until 2005, when he left for around a month to visit his country of birth, before returning, again under a valid H-4 visa, in July 2005. However, that expired the following year “through no fault” of the rapper the report continued.
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been continuously physically present in the United States for almost 20 years, except for a brief visit abroad. Unfortunately, in 2006 Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s legal status expired through no fault of his own,” the statement from his legal team said.
The lawyers went on to stress the 26-year-old star has “exceptionally strong ties” to the US and should be able to successfully fight deportation.
The statement continued: “Mr. Abraham-Joseph has three US Citizen children, a lawful permanent resident mother and four siblings that are either US Citizens or lawful permanent residents.
The legal team insisted their client should be granted bond “by statute” as there is no reason to detain him, hinting he had been targeted because of his politically-charged lyrics.