21 Savage on his ICE arrest: ‘It was undoubtedly focused’
Feb. 15 (UPI) — 21 Savage says he was “undoubtedly focused” by ICE throughout his arrest this month.
The 26-year-old rapper, who was born London, England, mentioned his encounter with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and doable deportation on Friday’s episode of Good Morning America.
21 Savage, born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, recalled how he was detained Feb. 3 in Atlanta, Ga. He stated he was driving when he was all of the sudden pulled over by ICE officers.
“I used to be simply driving. And I simply seen weapons and blue lights. And, then, I used to be at the back of a automobile. And I used to be gone,” the star stated.
The “A Lot” rapper stated ICE officers did not inform him he was underneath arrest or clarify why he was apprehended.
“They did not — they did not say nothing. They only stated, ‘We acquired Savage,'” the star recounted.
“It was undoubtedly focused. There was helicopters,” he added, later clarifying there was one helicopter current.
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21 Savage was launched on bond from ICE custody Wednesday. He stated he is resigned to the potential for being deported.
“Yeah, however I really feel like I performed been by a lot in my life, like, I discovered to embrace the occasions after I’m down ‘trigger they all the time construct me up and take me to a brand new stage in life,” the rapper stated.
“So it is like even when I am sitting in a cell on 23-hour lockdown, in my thoughts, I do know what’s gonna come after that. So I am not blissful about it. However I am accepting of it,” he defined.
ICE alleges 21 Savage, a British nationwide, overstayed his visa after coming into the U.S. legally in July 2005 together with his household. The rapper has a visa software from 2017 pending with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Providers.