The Liberty County District Attorney’s office rejected the felony case, which stemmed from a September 2016 concert booking, and deemed it a civil matter. The Atlanta rapper was expected to perform at Club Bomaz in Hinesville and received a $17,000 payment from promoter Sadaetirs Smith. 21 Savage, legally known as She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, accepted the money but never performed.
Smith filed for a warrant in October 2016, but didn’t pursue the matter until 21 Savage was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 3 for overstaying his visa and being in the country illegally. The rapper spent 10 days in the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla before a federal immigration judge in Atlanta approved his release on a $100,000 bond.