Early Sunday, rapper 21 Savage was surprisingly arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Bryan Cox, a spokesman for ICE, released a statement to The Washington Post about the arrest of the Grammy-nominated rapper:
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.
In addition to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr. Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.
ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.
The news of the arrest set Twitter on fire on Sunday. Mainly because 21 Savage is known to many as an Atlanta native. If the allegations by ICE are true, Mr. Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, came to the U.S. as a teenager.
21 Savage has always called Atlanta home and not many people knew that the rapper may be a U.K. national.
Twitter users decided to commemorate this absurd moment with an abundance of “British” 21 Savage memes: