21 Savage

Officials from Britain's Foreign Office confirmed they have been in contact with rapper 21 Savage's lawyer in America. The rapper was picked up during an immigration sweep by ICE agents in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3.

According to The Blast, the "Bank Account" rapper, who was born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE as part of a "targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners".

In a statement to Atlanta news station WSB-TV on Sunday, an ICE representative said the musician was taken into 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."

Until the news of his arrest hit headlines on Sunday, 21 Savage's fans believed he was a local act from Atlanta. He kept his true birthplace secret while his lawyers discussed his immigration status with U.S. officials.

The Blast's sources say his legal team has been trying to clear up his immigration issues "for months" and the issue has to do with the validity of his visa paperwork when he entered the country.

ICE agents claim the hip-hop star is actually a U.K. national who overstayed his 2006 visa without the correct paperwork to remain in America. The 26-year-old now faces deportation to England.

According to WENN.com, a spokesperson for the British Foreign Office tells Reuters they spoke with 21 Savage's lawyer Dina LaPolt.

"Our staff are in contact with the lawyer of a British man following his detention in the USA," UK officials said.

The 2-time Grammy nominee's lawyer, Dina LaPolt, tells TMZ that the arrest was due to a "misunderstanding".

"We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding," she commented.

Apparently the rapper was denied a green card which would have allowed him to remain in the country permanently.

The rapper and his siblings were raised in England by his mother, Heather, a Dominican national. The family moved to DeKalb County, Georgia in 2005, where one of his brothers was killed in a drug shootout.

21 Savage, Amber Rose, Blac Chyna

21 Savage is best known for his 2015 underground mixtape, The Slaughter Tape, and his debut album Savage Mode (2016). He is also widely known for once dating West Coast socialite Amber Rose, pictured 2nd from right with Blac Chyna, far right.

Savage is nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Rockstar", his hit collaboration with rapper Post Malone. The Grammy Awards is scheduled to broadcast live from Los Angeles next Sunday.

Photos by Bauergriffin.com via Splashnews.com, IamKevinWong/Splash News

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Can we flush this dude and Jussie down the same toilet because I am tired of their faces.

    All who agree with me raise your hands....

  • What???

    Slut walk azz nicca. Make America Great Again get him outta here. Hopefully they’ll ship Amber Rose back to Africa too.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Smh let this man go smh ?????

    Meanwhile Liam Neeson on the hot seat for saying he wanted to kill or beat up a black bastard who raped his friend decades ago ??????????

    Whew Febuary starting off like January

  • Trey

    clown

  • Coffy

    He shouldn't be given any special treatment. Bye, the laws are for everyone.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I like this guy.. I hope everything works out for him. All of these Mexican and Central American women are in Ga illegally, getting all kinds of government assistance because they birthed kids here.. 21 has a kid, or two...born in the states...I wonder if that could work in his favor.

  • Mielle Downey

    duh, wouldn't you ? I don't get it. If some white guy raped my sister I would want to kill the white bastard or any white bastard that is close in proximity . TFOH with your PC culture.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Im with shipping ambuhh with him!

  • Pitty Patty

    This nigga done catfished the entire music industry....

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Mr/ms mielle lmfaooo im just stating the man is in the hot seat (as all other blogs are reporting) and you talking about my pc culture sheesh. You gettinh worked up over nothin chill and enjoy your monday ????

  • Ryan

    Whuuutttt?? Didn't hear about that!

  • teather

    Stop it! LOL!!!! I LOL at work! :)

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Yes its on TMZ ?

  • xenaD

    Well I like his taste in music(old school r&b) & he seems like he has a nice personality .. but I was NOT shocked about the ICE situation cause I never even knew where was from, nor do I care actually. More power to him, I hope he gets free though and is able to stay in US, seeing as he’s been actively working here for years and paying taxes ?????

  • Mielle Downey

    I can relate to Liam. He said some real N2@@A shit. We all think it so i don't know why we triggered by it?

  • teather

    Your profile name/pic, LOL! ha! funny. she looked "ethnic" back then. She likes the culture only in certain places, ;)

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Thank you ???! She did and your statement is accurate ??

  • teather

    The mission? Many ppl are targeting us for just being black. We NEVER threaten to call ICE on folks. It's time for many EU immigrants to go back. Savage will work this out; he has money. It'll blow over. It's a lesson for him, too. Now it makes sense why he'd walk with Amber. A Brit black is far diff from an American black. Facts are facts. You Brits are soft. Period, except when you have a Bible and a gun in your hand. Stripped of all of that, you melt at the site of a real man, any man who isn't European. Yep, I said and will say it again. You EU mfers are soft, period. Savage, we pray for your safe return. You'll be back and we welcome you here, as you came to your senses with A.

  • datjerk

    Ya boy is undeniably unattractive

  • teather

    nice comment. It's hard to find ppl who say rational and nice things in the same comment.

  • teather

    Stupid question: what's all that stuff on his neck, off pigmentation or an attempt to hide tats? Wth is going on w/his neck?

  • SpiceGirl

    Its a few of them out there like that

  • SpiceGirl

    Get it together Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph

  • Alextra Ballard

    lol....indeed he has

  • Mister Fantastic

    Reminds me of the hard working parents that try to give their kids a better life, but the kids still wanna be hood. Instead the kids try to bring the hood to the better place: gangs, robbing, stealing, and drugs...

    This mofo was really believing his hype lol.

  • Nina Ross

    Deport... he’s a bad example for black children period.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Anyone old enough to remember when Slick Rick got deported back in tha day?

  • Nina Ross

    He’s a black example & a bad representation of black people... deport

  • Reenaface

    I do.??

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    You done went and got Miella hott??
    Ion want no smoke??

  • Reenaface

    ??You get no argument from me.

  • Blak

    Say it with me folks - Dom-Men-Knee-Kaah NOT Dough-Min-Na-Kah. this is not the Dominican Republic folks; two completely different countries and cultures.

  • HotInCleveland

    I like 21 Savage-his growth in his music is well appreciated. I like a soft spoken man that’ll shoot yo a** if need be. I also like Young Dolph. Trap music is great workout music.

  • CookieMobster

    I like Dolph's voice!!

  • Renee26

    The UK can have him back. Can we trade him for Idris???

  • Pamela

    Sorry Rod, I'm not with you 100% on this one. I feel 21 case deserves some sympathy.

  • hi-liter

    His new single is very telling, he currently has “Alot” of problems.

  • PhillyFacts

    Don’t forget the Asians.....

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I didnt even do nothin ?? just stated what other blogs were reported ? im nice to errybody

  • Pamela

    But he was never sent back to the UK. They tried though . He's now a US citizen.

  • Trace da Ace

    yes!!!! I remember that!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    dang...say it ain't so 21....and I was just starting to warm up to you.....hell, almost know all the words to "10 Freaky Girls".....(blame Sirius XM hip hop channel cause they play it 24/7).....well I hope he can get it together before they ship him off.....

  • Topic Influencer

    Who needed this Enunciation and geographical minute tho?

  • Kimocha

    All I gotta say is Good Riddance!

  • DeJeri

    He definitely needs to eat. He looks underdeveloped to me, but these young girls seem to like the starving-to-death look these new rappers have. 50 cent and 2Pac had nice physiques. I guess that's out of style.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    He realized how easy and gullible Americans are and tried his hand at getting that American Dollar! Welp..THAT WORKED OUT WELL FOR HIM!

  • DeJeri

    They don't want him either. LoL

  • DeJeri

    NO ONE. People on this blog aren't stupid.

  • Topic Influencer

    Yep. He deported himself. They told him to leave. He aint go. Fought it. While fighting it...went to perform on a cruise. Left and tried to come back through Florida. They threw him in jail vs out of the country.

  • Torae

    So is his Atlanta accent fake? He was 15 or 16 when he got here and he completely lost his accent in 10 years?

  • DeJeri

    I know people feel duped like he hid who he was, but why would he want to let the world know where he was from if he knows he's an undocumented immigrant? He came to the US and assimilated. Isn't that what we want them to do?

  • Malai

    I know many people don’t care for him but I really like 21.. I hope he’s able to work something out and stay.. y’all go listen to ALOT by him and J. Cole ???

  • mzwhang90210

    Let that man live dayum. I'll bet some hater turned him in maybe.
    I wonder if that's his hair or a man weave tho? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9558a14f8f68d75a37fd3f02ac2088f0d0900e25126db7cafa4f308c3bb32679.jpg

  • Malai

    Black children’s parents should MONITOR and raise their own children.. not rely on 21 lol.. “children” have no business listening to his music anyway

  • Yup, I said it

    Same thing happened to my man "slick rick" he even that got it straighten out and can visit the USA again but it is what it is what it is. Keep your nose clean when you know you got secrets.

  • Li-Wright

    Hey -- if he wants to stay in the US and be a citizen, make him pay $5,000 like those other rich folks do. I think it's called an EB-1 visa???

  • Yup, I said it

    No, not assimilate into a gangbanger.

  • Li-Wright

    They just got here in 2005 and already a brother is killed in a drug shootout? GTFO....kick his arse out of the country.

  • R Smith

    Nope!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • DeJeri

    That part I agree with.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Lol

  • Nathan Hastings

    DACA!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    *O/T
    I almost didn't recognize Celine Dion. Talk about weight loss... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a17db948e71aa4438eeca3300192da6de0bc2fb2f1ec968e032ad79fbf7f6d0.jpg

  • Logan Roberts

    Savage told the wrong person *snake* his business.

  • Cannelle
  • Dun Dilly

    I laughed at the memes on this allll damn day yesterday. Y'all crazy! LOL

  • Cannelle

    He will probably end up just fine, and stay right in the USA. If a person can afford a good immigration lawyer (unlike so many of us), they will usually be pass through relatively unscathed. Maybe he can apply for the "Einstein visa" like Melanoma Trump LOL.

  • Dun Dilly

    Damn facts right here

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL dayum.
    Yeah, it's really Celine. People were telling her that she's lost too much weight...she says she feels more feminine & sexy now so leave her alone. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ae9d4605a1d77c161fd047769e2c298b474ab87a6b53162edd09c47387105b4.jpg

  • Sid

    She is sick

  • MrsSpice1

    Thats that new world order diet mess...??

  • Ki Ki

    He was 12 or 13 when he came here and is 26 now, so he’s spent half of his life here. So basically he still grew up in Atlanta for the people who’s saying he lied about where he’s from or that he didn’t really grow up in Atlanta. I mean I have family who grew up here in the country in NC but have been in NY for ten years or more who now have a northern accent.

  • mzwhang90210

    Sooo...some chick that Soulja Boy was dating (Kayla something or other) claims that Soulja beat her up and tied her up with an extension cord and held her in his garage for 6 hrs.
    WTH?? How you can't over power skinty a$$ Soulja Boy tho?
    Lawd.

  • Eileen

    bm need help and Prayer...

  • Cannelle

    That's just horrible. When 6F women get too skinny and up in age, they look like hags.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Well he is no different from anybody else that’s here illegally. ?????They deport ppl all the time. Bye, Sir Savage the 21st! lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He has a felony on his record though, so that makes it a lot harder.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm pretty sure that having a felony on your record disqualifies you from any such program though. If he hadn't been out here gang-banging as a teenager, he'd have a much easier time being shown some mercy by an immigration court.

  • Cannelle

    I agree with you. I always figured that if one has enough money, they can get out of most administrative binds. Time will tell!

  • LeeSeeCee

    This man has the means and the people to ensure that his paperwork is in order. The fact that it isn't and they are now saying that they have been attempting to straighten this out for the last few months? You have been here since 2006. Your underground mixtape came out in 2015. It is now 2019. This is just laziness on 21's part and a complete failure by his management & record company to ensure that his paperwork was in order to WORK in the US. Everyone knows that ICE has been ramping up deportations for quite a while now. I have a girlfriend that came here as a nanny from SA in 2001, married an American and just kept renewing her green card / work visa. After Trump was elected, she immediately started her citizenship paperwork and was a tentative time frame to take the test in 2020 (4 years later). She follows the literal letter of the damn law. Always uses her turn signals, full stops at stop signs, waits for others to go after the light turns green just so she ain't the first entering the cross section, lol. Yellow light, she is stopping. Period. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b029c76378ea5eb0d17be0ae40b316f329298b08b0b47105020d3c5aaea4a82e.gif

  • Nita Pie

    He is 26, he was a child when his visa expired, how did he get here? Where are the adults that keep records on there children. How did he go thru school, shots records, BIRTH CERTIFICATE WTH. It wasn't lazy on him, where was the adults in his life that young. This has been going on now for almost 20 years. Well I just found out my Mexican homie illegal so anything is possible

  • Coy little wink

    Cocaine

  • Coy little wink

    Cocaine?

  • mzwhang90210
  • Bossy704

    They about to send you up the river 21. It may be best to go stay with your daddy's people for a while. Your mom doesn't seem to have your best interest at heart.

  • mzwhang90210
  • Rmicu

    Was his mother detained by ICE ? What is her immigration status? Immigrant applicants usually have to get sponsored by an adult. Who sponsored his mother so she could stay? Why did she drop the ball on her son when he was a child? What was she doing?

    It seems he was trying to get it taken care of behind the scenes. The 2014 drug charge was expunged. He moved to Atlanta as a child so I see why we assumed he was was born in Atlanta. Like with Ludacris and Ushet, except they are citizens

  • Sassie

    Damn this dude is ugly. Shit. Amber was a true thirst bucket for that one.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My mom was sponsored by her mom. She left my brothers and I behind in London and traveled to NYC, where she applied for our green cards. It took a year for immigration officials to approve our green cards. Then my brothers and I flew from London to NYC as unaccompanied minors in 1968. ???

  • I Run New York

    Looks like a creature ?

  • Kayke

    He was 12 and yes .... most kids do after going trough the school system.... and like languages it’s possible to have more than one accents.

  • country57

    She looks deathly sick.

  • country57

    OMG, it's hard looking at her.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    1968??

  • Scromes1212

    That wasn't a typo lol

  • Rmicu

    Ok, thanks. So the ball was dropped from the beginning by his mom and it caught up with them.

    Now, he is working backwards to fix it as an adult.
    Oh well, he can still make money and do shows in England..Rap music is global and white people are big fans ..

  • dontgetblocked

    This seems like how it's done with a lot of black immigrants. Mom comes over, works, saves money and brings her kids over. I hope you got to see your mother during that year. God bless her.

  • Solstice
  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    Bye clown!!? I guess it wasn't wise to say fack Orange Panda when you're illegally in the country. Dummy!!! ? You can join Shine. No sympathy since you couldn't keep your big azz mouth shut with your wolf tickets.

  • Tlowe89

    Lol I know right.... I wanna be like auntie how old r u... bcus how u keeping up with all this current trash... n it kind of makes sense why she’s a trump supporter.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Is a hellva drug

  • TwitterFingerz

    This guy was on Live and all over social media talking bout stealing rapper's chains and wearing them all 2019. He said rap group BONE was trash and old. He kept unnecessary beefs with alot of people. Total troublemaker. ICE ready for him to go.

  • rayne215

    he'll go to england a millionaire and can still work on paperwork to return. whats the big deal? he shouldnt be banned or anything

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Sadly, no. We didn't see her for an entire year until we flew to New York and reunited with her in the airport.

  • Petty4Life

    Damn where did you get 15? Every news Media is reporting he was 12/13 whey he arrived. At that young age, his accent can change easily overtime without faking it. ?

  • Nathan Hastings

    He's not a Mexican or Central American, so he'll be deported.

  • Torae

    oh no I’m off by two years. I didn’t care enough to know. Thanks for caring enough to know. ??

  • ALLMINE?

    He a dumb ass right?

  • ALLMINE?

    A child?

  • ALLMINE?

    He let all this "WOKE" shit cloud his brain.. lol 4got about his papers. Black folks can cry racism but it's out of our hands..

  • ALLMINE?

    ?

  • ALLMINE?

    I didn't know black kids have parents.. the shit I see from these youngins on the regular ?

  • ALLMINE?

    Exactly

  • ALLMINE?

    I'll go to the u.k.. but i'm a native born black american.. I'll need every paper imaginable.. people just come here and don't give a fu*k.. send him back..

  • Malai

    I see amazing things from black youth daily.. because THAT’S what I choose to expose myself to...not the BS that the news and social media shove at us to intentionally put the stigma on black children that clearly has already plagued your mindset...and if you haven’t noticed, foolishness flows across ALL backgrounds ?

  • ALLMINE?

    I don't have anything to do with other backgrounds of people. Selfish mindset to only choose to see the good. Smh the statistics are really sad but you'd rather ignore them cause the kids u know are on the honor roll..