21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta on Feb. 3, and is being detained by ICE for living in the United States illegally, after his visa expired in 2014. Here’s more to know about him.
Rapper 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 3. The rapper entered the U.S. and obtained a visa in 2005, but it expired by 2014, so he has been living here illegally, according to a spokesperson for ICE. The rapper was also convicted on felony drug charges in 2014. He is currently being held as removal proceedings are figured out. However, his lawyer said they are hoping to work with officials so he is not deported. Here’s more to know about 21 Savage:
1.) 21 Savage is a rising star in the rap game. Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, is a 26-year-old Atlanta-born rapper with a unique style and signature flow. He is best known for his mixtapes, The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King and his extended plays Free Guwop and Savage Mode with Metro Boomin. After his songs started getting more play, the rapper was named as one of the “Freshman Class” of 2016 by XXL. With millions followers on Instagram, he got off to a great start, and has only been growing ever since.
2.) The rapper once admitted to having the hots for Kylie Jenner — and so did 22 Savage. 21 Savage and 22 Savage (aka Young 22) were both pining over Kylie Jenner while she was dating Tyga in 2017. 21 Savage shamelessly revealed that he wanted to “tear” Kylie’s “a** up” and posted several tweets about having a crush on her. He even changed his main Instagram photo to an image of Kylie, with a dagger tattooed on her forehead, just like him! Tyga responded by teasing a diss track, shortly before 22 Savage released a track called “Kylie’s Daddy,” all about loving the reality star.
3.) Drake bought him a Ferrari! Check out that new whip! Drizzy hooked up 21 Savage with a brand new, bright red Ferrari for his 24th birthday. The rapper was spotted with the car in their “Sneakin” music video, proving it’s great to have friends in high places! Fans started speculating that Drake had signed 21 to his OVO Sound record label after they took pics and collaborated on a hot track together.
4.) He was shot 6 times on his 21st birthday. 21 Savage reportedly turned to music after he was shot 6 times on his 21st birthday in 2013. He almost died from blood loss after one of the bullets struck his neck. Luckily, he turned his pain into profit and is already worth almost $1 million after he started releasing music in 2015.
5.) He dated Amber Rose. 21 Savage and Amber Rose dated for nearly two years before breaking up in March 2018. After their split, it was rumored that she cheated on him with one of his friends!