It’s been months since an ICE arrest uncovered that Atlanta-affiliated artist 21 Savage was born in the United Kingdom. Still, the discovery and running joke about his British roots has not grown old for some.
On Tuesday, the rapper posted his new cover for Paper magazine on his Instagram page, which has more than 9 million followers. After one Instagram fan responded to the post with a diss, the rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, posted a snarky comeback and fans were here for it.
The Instagram post was accompanied by a caption that reads “I’m from the east we don’t wear diamond grill we slugged up @papermagazine ❤️.” The “from the east” reference was his ode to East Atlanta, where he has called home for many years.
Shortly after uploading the image to his page, Instagram user pariss_darapper responded with “You from the UK where y’all have knights and swords.”
Almost as swiftly, 21 Savage skimmed the Instagram user’s bio and responded to her comment with ammunition about her own music pursuits and 9-to-5 gig, responding to her post with the jab “you a truck driver and a rapper” along with laughing emojis.
When the “I Am>I Was” lyricist was arrested for allegedly overstaying his visa in February, the public learned that the emcee was born and spent much of his childhood in the UK.
Despite the fact that there was some truth to the Instagram dissenter’s comments, many of 21 Savage’s fans still sided with the rapper and applauded his clever quip. One user, bonboncholat_, commented “@21savage I almost choked on my breakfast, so much I laughed 😂🚛.” Other followers reacted with laughing emojis and commended his “roast” of pariss_darapper .
Some did come to her defense, opining that 21 Savage should not have dissed her day job.
thatshadeguy wrote “@21savage nothing wrong with being a truck driver and rapper. We all just working and trying to eat and one day make it big just like you were at one point and time.” Another user, pretty_boi_chinky , also came to her defense commenting under the post “@21savage you ain't got to hate on a female you can be a rapper and be a truck driver at the same time what's wrong with that.”
As of Wednesday, 21 Savage had not responded any further on the post. Fans can catch 21 Savage, along with DaBaby, on tour this summer beginning July 10. The duo will play in his adopted hometown on Aug. 16 at the Coca-Cola Roxy.
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