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Shock as Rapper, 21 savage arrested by US immigration for being an illegal UK immigrant

Amadin Ogbewe

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Popular ‘American’ rapper, 21 Savage is actually not American and has been arrested by the US immigration and Customs Enforcement because he’s an illegal immigrant from the United Kingdom.

Fans were left shocked when 21 who has become synonymous with American ‘trap’ music was revealed to be a UK citizen. 

The rapper’s real name is actually Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph. The 26-year old rapper got arrested in Atlanta on Sunday.

The immigration body said:

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA “21 Savage” during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta. Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon.”

Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa and he became unlawfully present in the U.S. when his visa expired in July 2006. In addition to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr. Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.”

Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts. ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”

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