21 Savage: Atlanta rapper 'arrested by US immigration force'


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Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has been arrested by immigration officials who say he is actually from the UK, reports say.

The rapper, Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the US in July 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later, officials said.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman said he was being held for removal proceedings.

The 26-year-old’s Wikipedia page says he is from Atlanta.

It says he grew up around criminality, dropped out of school and began to rap after the death of a friend.

A CNN report quoted an ICE spokesman as saying: “His whole public persona is false”.

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