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21 Savage performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festival on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Philadelphia (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

21 Savage arrested by ICE for being from the UK, reports say


WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested rapper 21 Savage, saying he is actually from the United Kingdom and has overstayed his visa, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has claimed to be from Atlanta. He has held charity events in the neighborhood he says he grew up in and is considered a local act. His Wikipedia page says that he was born in Atlanta in 1992. ICE told the AJC that 21 Savage was actually from the United Kingdom and traveled on a visa to the United States in 2005.

The ICE spokesman Bryan Cox told media outlets that 21 Savage was taken into custody during a "targeted operation."

21 Savage performed in Atlanta this week for pre-Super Bowl celebrations. His latest album, "I Am > I Was" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 list in 2018.

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