The “Bank Account” rapper said through reps that he moved to the U.S. when he was seven years old. The 26-year-old, real name Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE over the weekend for overstaying his visa. The rapper admitted his visa expired in 2006 “through no fault of his own” He claims once he discovered that he required a visa, he applied for one in 2017.
Representative for 21 Savage, via statement Savage’s lawyer has since called the arrest a “civil law violation.” The lawyer adds that ICE is trying to “force” Savage to leave the country. Savage has currently not been charged with anything, but the status regarding his deportation case remains unknown.Representative for 21 Savage, via statement According to his legal team, Savage’s fame could make it easier for him to get a Green Card.