Savage confirms he was born in the UK

Rapper 21 Savage

The ongoing ordeal that 21 Savage is enduring as the result of his arrest and detainment by ICE officials had new details added on Tuesday (Feb. 5).

21 Savage - whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph - was arrested in Atlanta at the weekend after ICE agents claimed he is actually a British citizen who has overstayed his United States visa for over a decade. The rapper was was also allegedly driving recklessly on a sidewalk in order to get onto another street, at which point police pulled him over.

According to the police reports documenting Abraham-Joseph's arrest, the target of the multi-agency sting operation in Atlanta was another rapper, Young Nudy, who was in a different vehicle driving alongside the red Dodge.

"The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U visa petition has been pending for 4 years", he shared in a statement to E!

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In a statement, Kuck said, "Like nearly two million of his immigrant child peers, (he) was left without immigration status as a young child with no way to fix his immigration status". News that he is helping assist in the 21 Savage case after being hired by Roc Nation and Jay-Z. The rapper confirmed that he was indeed born in the United Kingdom, but came at an earlier age than what was widely reported.

The rapper's legal team previously clarified that their client was born in London and moved to America when he was 7 years old. "Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country - especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy", she said.

Abraham-Joseph has several relatives in the United States, including three children who are USA citizens, and a mother and four siblings who are either lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens, his lawyer said.

TMZ quoted Jay-Z saying: "In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately".

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