Agents suspect the rapper born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph is actually from the United Kingdom

In a rather unexpected Super Bowl Sunday twist, it’s being reported Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following a targeted operation early Sunday. The news was first reported by Atlanta Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne on Twitter.

In the WSB-TV’s article, Federal agents told Winne: “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA “21 Savage” during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta. Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa and he became unlawfully present in the U.S. when his visa expired in July 2006. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts. ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”

21 Savage has long claimed to be from Zone 6 in Atlanta, most recently on his Billboard chart-topper, i am > i was, which arrived at the end of December and provided the young rapper with his second consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The rapper is also currently nominated for two GRAMMY’s at next week’s ceremony. Stream i am > i was below.

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