The rapper, who has claimed to be from Atlanta and has long been considered a local act, has been placed in “removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox.
21 Savage is nominated for two Grammys, including the coveted record of the year.
In that category, he nominated with Post Malone for “Rockstar.” “Rockstar” is also nominated for best rap/sung performance, for a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and rap.
The rapper has long been considered an Atlanta native, USA Today reported. "He collaborated with Atlanta-based artists Gucci Mane and Zaytoven for the song "East Atlanta Day," in which he rapped that Glenwood Road was the place where he 'got his first stripe' at age 13." His Wikipedia entry even has his birthplace as Atlanta.
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