Rapper 21 Savage was arrested early Sunday morning in Atlanta by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who said he is an "unlawfully present United Kingdom national," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said the 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the United States on a visa in July 2005, which expired in 2006. He was arrested in a "targeted operation," Cox said, and has been placed in "removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts."
21 Savage has said he's from Atlanta, and recently donated school supplies to thousands of local students. In 2014, he was convicted of felony-related drug charges in Fulton County, and an ICE official told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that ICE was not aware of his immigration status at that time.
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