Atlanta’s Paper 21 Savage, a British-born artist who was arrested by the ICE in 201 visas for exceeding his visa, surrendered to authorities Thursday night on charges of possession of drugs and weapons following his previous arrest. He has been released on bond, his lawyer has confirmed Diversity.
Savage (real name: Shea bin Abraham-Joseph) was taken into custody by the ICE during Grammy Week in February 2011, which raised awareness about his immigration status. After considerable fuss over the suspicious circumstances of his arrest – the ICE claims he was convicted in 2014 on drug charges; His lawyers made it clear that he had been convicted and later dropped serious charges.
Earlier this month, a local magistrate’s court judge signed a warrant authorizing his arrest on suspicion of possessing criminal drugs and weapons in Decalub County, Georgia, where the evening wrapper withdrew himself Thursday evening, according to BuzzFeed and other reports. Savage is scheduled to begin a co-title tour tonight (September 2nd) with Jay Cole in Miami.
Savage’s lawyers say he was unaware of the warrant until Thursday, claiming that on the night of his ICE arrest, he threw a bottle out of his car window that later contained codeine and found a handgun inside. The car
Savage’s immigration attorney, Charles Cuck, said the charges, made last night, are another example of how our justice system unfairly targets black youth at the local level, starting with the ICE. Diversity. “These allegations have no valid basis and for the ongoing protests of the ICE and we will fight until Mr. Joseph Joseph is justified.”
Cook added that ICE officials refused to close the case, although it was in line with the parameters established by the Biden administration that would allow some cases to be dropped.
A hearing on his immigration status is scheduled for November 1.
In an interview in February 2019 after his release, Savage told “Good Morning America” that the immigration-enforcement agency had “definitely targeted” him.
“I was just driving,” he said of his arrest in Feb. February that he actually came from the UK and had expired his visa. “And I just saw the gun and the blue light. And then, I was in the back of a car and I left. They said nothing. They just said, ‘We got Savage.’
Within hours of his arrest, fans were confused, as the rapper claimed to have always come from Atlanta. He was born in England and moved to Atlanta when he was 7 years old.
“I was probably 20, 19 years old in Atlanta,” he said. “I’m from Atlanta, in my eyes. I have been here for 20 years. ”