21 Savage Arrested

21+Savage+posing+for+a+photo+shoot+10+months+before+the+date+of+his+arrest.+%0A
Back to Article
Back to Article

21 Savage Arrested

21 Savage posing for a photo shoot 10 months before the date of his arrest.

21 Savage posing for a photo shoot 10 months before the date of his arrest.

21 Savage posing for a photo shoot 10 months before the date of his arrest.

21 Savage posing for a photo shoot 10 months before the date of his arrest.

River Herron, Staff Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On February 3rd, 21 Savage (whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph), was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on claims that he has been unlawfully staying in the United States since 2006. 21 Savage has gained popularity since early 2014 for his glorified lyrics of violence and relations to his “hometown” Atlanta. As time went on he has risen to stardom and has stayed on the top charts of genres like “Drill Music” and “Trap.” Popular songs such as “Red Opps” and “gun smoke” gives listeners a glimpse of what 21 Savage is affiliated with: his relation to gang violence and the money he has made off of rapping. “He’s definitely in my top ten at the moment, I like the rawness of it,” junior Caleb Childers says. His influence is undeniable; the amount of hardcore rappers who have emerged since the time of fame has risen as new rappers start to focus more on violence-related lyrics and music videos.

A birth certificate salvaged from a London registry has given the agents clarification that he was born in London. Although he did enter the United States legally in 2004 at the age of seven, his visa ran out only two years later. Studies have shown that around two-thirds of all undocumented immigrants overstay their visas and live comfortably in the United States. It may be that after he applied for a U visa in 2017 that the Immigration agents swiveled in his direction. There have been multiple instances in which Abraham-Joseph shouldn’t have been able to get away with his illegal immigration; his 2014 arrest on felony drug charges and the flying lessons he took in which proper documentation was never exchanged. Finding undocumented immigrants is hard, but for the rapper to get away with so much with so little backlash is baffling. Abraham-Joseph has been denied bail and is currently in custody in Georgia.