21's attorney Brian Steel reportedly told TMZ that "both the Glock and the Dodge the rapper was driving are not his". It was also revealed that Bin-Abraham-Joseph was born in Newham, London instead of the British island of Dominica as it was previously reported. 21 Savage came into the country with his mother when he was seven, but his expired Visa expired back in 2006.
"Mr. Abraham-Joseph has no criminal convictions or charges under state or federal law and is free to seek relief from removal in immigration court", they said in the statement.
ICE says he came to the States at age 12 but remains a United Kingdom citizen.
Abraham Joseph also known as 21 Savage apparently entered the USA legally in 2005 but his visa expired and he reportedly is here illegally according to reports.
In the meantime, a legal team is now working on a case for 21 Savage, and say it was all a 'misunderstanding'. Mr. Abraham-Joseph arrived legally in the United States at the age of 7 under an H-4 visa. "As a minor, his family overstayed their work visas, and he, like nearly two million other children, was left without legal status through no fault of his own", the rapper's attorney, Charles Kuck, said in a written statement released to Reuters. According to Fortune, the rapper has since applied for a U visa (a visa meant for victims of crimes who can aid in the criminal investigation).
ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said on Sunday that the rapper was put in deportation proceedings because he has been living in the USA illegally since 2006 and has a felony conviction.
The application was filed in 2017, four years after he was reportedly shot six times during an incident in which his friend died.
In October 2014, he was convicted in Fulton County on counts of marijuana possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of certain felonies and manufacturing, delivery, distribution and/or possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.