UK Government release statement over rapper 21 Savage’s detention in the US

Officials from Britain’s Foreign Office have released a statement confirming they are currently in contact with rapper ’s lawyer in America following his detention in the US for living in the country illegally.

The rapper Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was reportedly arrested by on Sunday as part of a “targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners for unlawfully residing in the U.S.

According to representative;

Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa.

In his birth certificate, born to British-born parents Heather Joseph and Kevin Emmons was born on October 22, 1992, at Newham Hospital, in east , but pretended he was a local act from .

It was also claimed that the rapper, who is worth around $8million moved to the US illegally with his British-born mother in July 2005 at the age of 12 while his father Kevin, from Brixton, stayed in the .

According to, a spokesperson for the British Foreign Office tells Reuters they spoke with 21 Savage’s lawyer Dina LaPolt.

Our staff are in contact with the lawyer of a British man following his detention in the USA, officials said.

21 Savage’s lawyer, Dina LaPolt, told TMZ that the arrest was due to a “misunderstanding”.

We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding.

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