21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British however feared deportation

ATLANTA — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage says he didn’t speak about his British citizenship earlier than as a result of he didn’t wish to get deported.

The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given identify is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was interviewed by ABC’s “Good Morning America” for a Friday broadcast.

He was arrested Feb. three in what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has mentioned was a focused operation. He was launched from immigration custody Wednesday on a $100,000 bond.

Now 26, he says he had no thought what a visa was when his mom introduced him to the U.S. at 7 years outdated. That visa expired in 2006. He says he “wasn’t hiding it,” however “didn’t wish to get deported,” so he “wasn’t going to simply come out and say ‘Hey by the way in which, I wasn’t born right here.”‘