This afternoon we learned that Atlanta based rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE agents at the Super Bowl because apparently he was a British national and his visa had expired.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested rapper 21 Savage early Sunday morning, claiming that he is actually from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.
21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody in a “targeted operation,” ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said.
Abraham-Joseph, 26, has claimed to be from Atlanta and has long been considered a local act. Just last fall, he gave free school supplies to more than 2,500 DeKalb County school students.
Cox, however, said Abraham-Joseph is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” who came to the U.S. on a visa in July 2005. His visa expired a year later, Cox said.
After the shocking revelation went viral people started mocking 21 Savage on the Internet with hilarious British jokes.
Pop star Demi Lovato randomly tweeted out about how she was enjoying the memes.
Lovato’s tweet pissed 21 Savage fans for whatever reason and they began calling her a “junkie” in reference to her well documented drug addiction problems.
Lovato fired back at the trolls but then eventually went on to delete her twitter account due to the harassment from Savage fans.