The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom high-rise condo 21 Savage once called home is on the market for $799,000.
The 2,171 square foot space on the 24th floor of the downtown Atlanta W boasts sleek, modern appliances from the luxury Gaggenau line and sweeping views of downtown and Midtown Atlanta. If you’d like to open or close the window treatments, press a button. They’re motorized. Hungry? A chef is at the ready.
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"It's a mini penthouse," said listing agent Craig Dodd Atlanta of Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty. "The mark of any luxury unit is it has a second service entrance. You can easily have the concierge or service staff do food deliveries, laundry deliveries. It's a very walkable location. You can literally be from the W to Midtown in five minutes."
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Public records show the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, living at the address, and photos showing some of the unit’s unique and distinctive furnishings are featured on his social media feed.
Dodd does not know the home’s famous former resident, and is marketing it on behalf of a client who lives out of state. The unit is being sold largely furnished, minus some artwork and the piano, which 21 Savage posed near for this social media post:
In another social media post, 21 Savage is seen next to the home’s unique curved sofa, one of the signature wall hangings behind him.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested Abraham-Joseph on Sunday morning and he remains in immigration custody.
Bryan D. Cox, Southern Region communications director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the case involving 21 Savage had been building for some time.
“We were working this case for weeks or months,” he said.
Federal authorities say Abraham-Joseph was convicted on drug charges in Fulton County in 2014 - why didn’t they pick him up then?
“ICE had no encounter with him at the time,” Cox said. “We didn’t get him in 2014 because we weren’t made aware.”
Generally speaking, local law enforcement agencies contact ICE after an arrest is made when the suspect warrants immigration agents’ involvement, he explained.
In a statement released Tuesday evening, Abraham-Joseph's legal team said was born in the United Kingdom and came to the United States at 7. He returned to the United Kingdom for about a month in 2005, then came back to the U.S., the statement says.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Abraham-Joseph lost his legal status through no fault of his own,” the statement says. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph, like almost 2 million of his immigrant children peers, was left without immigration status as a young child with no way to fix his immigration status.”
The statement goes on to say Abraham-Joseph “has no criminal convictions or charges under state or federal law” and that “ICE provided incorrect information to the press when it claimed he had a criminal conviction.”
“We’re not going to provide anything else on this,”Cox said in response to the lawyers’ statement.
Asked for clarification, Fulton County cited the section of the Georgia code that deals with restricting access to first-offender records: “In accordance with Georgia Code Section 42-8-62.1 this case was sealed and we cannot confirm or deny any information about the disposition of the matter.”
Abraham-Joseph alluded to a tough childhood in an interview last summer, when he hosted a back-to-school drive.
"I might rap about a lot of stuff, but that's just a reflection of what I've been through," he said at the time, when more than 2,500 people lined up for backpacks and other school supplies. "In real life, everything I do, I want to bring everybody together. I want to give back to the community, help the kids, get them uniforms, books, book bags, everything they need…just do better. That's where it starts, the kids."