Rapper 21 Savage, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been granted permission to travel outside the United States and plans to perform in his hometown of London.
21 Savage’s lawyer, Charles Kuck, confirmed in a statement that the artist has become a permanent U.S. resident and can now travel internationally. This marks a significant development for 21 Savage, who was previously taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in 2019.
Kuck stated that 21 Savage has complied with all relevant immigration laws since his initial detention and that his immigration court proceedings have been terminated. As a result, he is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
21 Savage spent 10 days in a detention center in Georgia after being arrested for his expired visa. He has been an advocate for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, arguing that they should automatically be granted citizenship.
The rapper has expressed frustration with the visa application process, which he believes discourages many immigrants without proper documentation. He claims that the fear of deportation hangs over their heads indefinitely.
21 Savage made the announcement about his return to London via social media but did not provide any further details about his upcoming performance.