AceShowbiz - It appears 21 Savage's troubles with the law is still far from over. Two days after he was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the British rapper surrendered himself to Georgia authorities on an outstanding warrant on Friday morning, February 15 and was booked for felony theft by deception.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office stated that the warrant originated from 2016, when 21 Savage was booked for a gig at Club Bomaz by a Liberty County resident. It appears that the "Rockstar" hitmaker didn't perform that night even though he was already paid $17,000 by the promoter. Thus, the person who organized the even went to the magistrate's office and was granted a warrant for theft by deception.
Fortunately for 21 Savage, he didn't have to spend time behind bars for so long. He was released almost immediately on his recognizance. He is expected to appear in court to determine how they will go about his most recent charge, though there's a possibility that he will settle this outside the court by paying the promoter the money that he owes.
This arrives after 21 Savage was released from the immigration detention center in southern Georgia on February 13. The Atlanta-based spitter later sat down with "Good Morning America" for his first interview since his release, discussing the confusion surrounding his immigration status.
"I ain't know what a Visa was. I was seven when I first came here. I knew I wasn't born here, but I didn't know what that meant as far as when I transitioned into an adult, how it was going to affect my life," he explained. "I wasn't hiding it, but I didn't want to get deported so I'm not going to come and be like, 'Hey, I wasn't born here.' "
21 Savage will now face a lengthy deportation hearing, after which it will be decided whether or not he can remain and work in the U.S.