Rapper 21 Savage to Face Deportation, Demi Lovato Caught in the Middle
Twitter has been in a frenzy after reports got wind that the Atlanta-based ‘Bank Account’ hit rapper 21 Savage was not of US origin.
This past weekend saw 21, real name Shayaabin Abraham-Joseph, getting arrested by the United States Immigration and Customs officials, ICE. The authorities allege that the rapper is of British origin. The agency alleges the rapper arrived in the states in 2005 with his parents but apparently overstayed his visa to visit Atlanta which expired in 2006, “Abraham-Joseph is a citizen of the United Kingdom who is unlawfully present in the United States.”
In addition, the ICE put out a statement saying in part, “…that in as much as he would have been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA program), which ensures stay of ‘Dreamers’ the same would not be accrued to him.”
This is due to the fact that in cases of convicted felons, the same would not apply. The ‘Rockstar’ Grammy nominee’s case would therefore apply in this case in facing deportation charges as he was convicted in 2014 on drug charges in Georgia.
Savage’s fans were shocked at the revelations by the ICE as he has always related his long-standing music career with Atlanta as his state of origin. Here are some of the hilarious reactions from his fans:
Why y’all 21 Savage like this?! 😩 pic.twitter.com/cjoL3W8w1r
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) February 3, 2019
21 savage: pic.twitter.com/4F5sQsfvr7
— Cris 🌊 (@criss_349) February 4, 2019
21 savage when the ICE was asking him about his visa pic.twitter.com/Ol023cfEBl
— kj (@kristinjacksonn) February 4, 2019
Whereas this was going on, fellow artiste Demi Lovato took to Twitter to participate in the memes trending about the rapper’s British origin but tweeps were not having it. The ‘Sorry not sorry’ musician was faced with backlash drawing unnecessary attention when fans started swirling at her with her drug overdose problem in which she relapsed back in July 2018.
Black Twitter did not let her rest making her a worldwide trending topic;
Demi Lovato is getting backlash for laughing at 21 savage😂😂 she laughed at a 21 savage meme and everyone is calling her a crackhead..the internet is fucked up bro what type of logic y’all run on💀😂
— plainpotatoess (@plainpotatoess) February 4, 2019
Black twitter: *jokes about 21 savage*
Black twitter: LMFAOOOO
Demi Lovato: LMFAOOOO
Black Twitter: pic.twitter.com/IdiY7B3MFo
— Kylan (@AwwHELLToTheNaw) February 4, 2019
FAM you guys are very bad on this streets😂😂 someone told Demi Lovato that the heroin was about to deport her to her heaven unlike 21 Savage who was being deported to another country!! You all joke a lot😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/U7aU0VH2PE
— ANDIE ENTERTAINER (@AndiEntertainer) February 4, 2019
The singer posted on her Instagram story a statement, “Wasn’t laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that’s not a joke…nor have I EVER laughed at that. The meme I posted/was talking about was of him being writing with a feather pen. Sorry if I offended anyone. But it’s no excuse to laugh at someone’s addiction let alone their OD” where minutes later she deactivated her Twitter account.
Guess ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ will not apply this time.