The rapper, real name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was deported back to his home country on Monday after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials discovered he had been living in the USA illegally for a number of years.
Police pulled over the Dodge after the rapper allegedly drove across the sidewalk.
Abraham-Joseph, whose recent album I Am I Was debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard charts, is a particularly high-profile arrest by ICE. The tabloid publication reported that they weren't listed at the time of the rapper's arrest in the police report.
ICYMI, the British rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Sunday for allegedly overstaying his visa, CNN reports.
Law firm Kuck Baxter Immigration released a statement earlier this week saying United States officials have known about Abraham-Joseph's immigration status since at least 2017 when he sought a new visa, and while that application is pending the rapper should not be subject to detainment.
21 Savage was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the hit "Rockstar", with Post Malone, including the coveted record of the year category, ahead of the televised ceremony on Sunday. "ICE provided incorrect information to the press when it claimed he had a criminal conviction".
The rapper's legal team previously clarified that their client was born in London and moved to America when he was 7 years old.
Abraham-Joseph arrived from the U.K.in 2005 with his mom but they never left like they were supposed to after their visas expired the following year. Jay says ... "In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately". "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.