(AllHipHop News) It appears 21 Savage (born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the weekend. Another rapper may have played an unexpected role in the I Am > I Was album creator being detained for allegedly overstaying a Visa.
"Just [got] off [with] ICE spox. 21 was in a car [with] Young Nudy and 2 others last night when [Atlanta Police Department] pulled them over & arrested Nudy & others. 21 got dinged in the system & turned over to ICE. Spox said ICE wasn't aware of 21's '14 arrest or they'd have popped him then," tweeted journalist Donovan Farley.
The Rolling Stone and VICE contributor also wrote, "ICE spokesman also [unequivocally] denied saying anything slanderous about 21 Savage being fake or what have you. Said that's 100% people twisting his words and seemed surprised when I quoted the quotes we've all been reading. Take that as you will."
CBS News also reported a federal law enforcement source confirmed 21 was contained during a non-immigration operation targeting Young Nuddy. Abraham-Joseph's attorney publicly insisted there are "misunderstandings" involved with his client and the ICE detention.
21 Savage dropped his music video for "a lot" featuring J. Cole on February 1. The visuals include an additional verse from the 26-year-old rapper where he says, "I can't imagine my kids stuck at the border."