Twitter Melts Down over ICE Allegation That Rapper 21 Savage Is from the United Kingdom

In today’s dose of WTF news: Rapper 21 Savage (legal name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) was detained by ICE. The agency claims that he came to the United States from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa.

Authorities say he is being held for deportation because he overstayed the expired visa, and was reportedly convicted in a 2014 drug case in Fulton County, Georgia. He came to the states in 2005, ICE said.

“We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding,” his attorney Dina LaPolt told TMZ. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”

This is pretty big plot twist, you guys. Social media is having a bit of a moment over it. Here’s a sampler of responses.

Other responses include references to crumpets, the red coats, and muskets. Look, that doesn’t even scratch the surface. Twitter is having a meltdown.

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