21 Savage’s Citizenship Saga and Becoming American

Timothy Welbeck
Mar 8, 2019 - 5:00

We got Savage.” This is what She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, last recalls hearing as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents drew their weapons before arresting him on Feb. 3. He spent the next week and a half sequestered in solitary confinement weighing the gravity of his detention, which ended with his release on $100,000 bond. He now faces the imminent threat of deportation. When first announced, the entire scenario seemed ludicrous. The notion that 21 Savage was not welcome in...

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