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Rapper 21 Savage has opened up for the first time about his arrest by immigration authorities, saying that he "was definitely targeted."

The breakout star, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham Joseph, was arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on February 4 2019 after they said he was a UK citizen "unlawfully present" in America.

The Rockstar rapper still faces deportation, but was released on bond on Tuesday after over a week in jail, and sat down with ABC's Good Morning America to get candid about the ordeal.

Reporter Linsey Davis spoke to the 26-year-old about the arrest, saying "‘I don’t know. I was just driving and I just saw guns and blue lights. And, then, I was in the back of a car. And I was gone."

He elaborated on ICE's actions; "They didn’t — they didn’t say nothing. They just said, “We got Savage”. It was definitely targeted." He also mentioned that there was a "helicopter" circling overhead during his arrest.

21 Savage's legal team said in a statement:

"For the past 9 long days, on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham Joseph, known to the world as 21 Savage, have been speaking with ICE to both clarify his legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society."


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The statement concluded, "Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond. He won his freedom."

He was seen boarding a private jet with his mother Heather soon after he was let go from ICE custody. He jetted back to his home in Atlanta, Georgia, but now awaits a hearing regarding his possible deportation.

ICE's accusation that Abraham-Joseph is a British citizen came as a shock to the artist's fans, as he is clearly associated with Atlanta's music scene.

He previously has said the "21" in his name is a reference to a street gang in Decatur, and his songs often refer to his past in East Atlanta's Zone 6. ICE allege that he has overstayed his Visa by a decade.


They won praise for continuing to share a home in the aftermath of their shock split – and it seems that Bennifer plan to live together when they move back to California too.

Indeed, the actors will reportedly rent Brooke Shields’s sprawling LA home once they leave Atlanta, where she is currently filming Miracles From Heaven.

Last month, Ben, 42, and Jennifer, 43, announced that they planned to divorce after a decade of marriage.

However, they continue to live together for the sake of three children: Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three.

And while the duo already own a €16m property in the exclusive Pacific Palisades neighbourhood in west LA, they are having major construction work carried out and it won’t be ready by the time Miracles From Heaven wraps.

Meaning they are delighted to have secured Ms Sheilds’s 500sq metre, five-bed abode, which is located in the same area. Rent is believed to be set at a cool €27,500 a month.

Construction on their own house has also been delayed – seemingly in light of their changing domestic set-up.

It is believed that the pair have more recently added in a separate living dwelling for Ben on the grounds of the main house – where Jen and the children will reside.

Sources confirmed to Page Six that Mr Affleck will “remain with his family on this new property”.

Shortly after their split was made public last month, the entire Affleck-Garner clan went to the Bahamas for a holiday away from the headlines.

And last weekend, Ben was spotted holding an adorable golden retriever pup, which sources say the family rescued while in Atlanta.