Thanks to a targeted sting operation by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, rapper 21 Savage – a citizen of the UK – went from the Super Bowl to super busted!
Though Atlanta-based (and reporting the city as his home for most of his career), ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox says the Grammy-nominated rapper is illegally present in the United States.
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” ICE said in a statement. “ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
“We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with the authorities to clear up any misunderstandings,” Dina LaPolt said in a statement to CNN. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in this country, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”