21 Savage Is Ready To Fight To Avoid Deportation -- Can He Win The Case Against Determined ICE Officials?

Rapper 21 Savage is a UK native who has been living in the country illegally for the past the twelve years. ICE is putting a lot of pressure on the entertainer.

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21 Savage, who rose to fame with his rap career, is currently facing serious legal troubles in the U.S.

Reports indicate that the entertainer has apparently fabricated a large part of his public image, down to his place of birth.

Despite making statements about his upbringing in Atlanta and how that has inspired him in his career, it looks like the "Bank Account" artist was actually born in the UK, where he stayed until the age of 12.

Moreover, now, 21 Savage -- real name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph -- has been arrested by ICE officials and has been charged with staying in the country after his visa had expired.

Furthermore, he was accused of fabricating details about his past to authorities and is facing severe penalties if the charges go through.

An ICE official commented on the situation and revealed that 21 Savage has been in the country illegally for over a decade after his visa expired in 2006.

He has made no attempts to rectify the situation or notify any authorities about what was going on.

It is not unlikely that the rapper believed his career was his only shot at remaining in the country.

Some critics say, it certainly would not be the first time an American celebrity has gotten away with a criminal act due to their social status.

It does not seem like 21 Savage’s fame is going to save him from this situation though.

Authorities have not issued any further comments on the incident, but it does look like they are going to pursue him to the full extent of the law.

His lawyer, Charles Kuck, stated: "This is a civil law violation, and the continued detention of Mr. Abraham-Joseph serves no other purpose than to unnecessarily punish him and try to intimidate him into giving up his right to fight to remain in the United States."

Should 21 Savage get released?