Alpharetta, GA – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s arrest 21 Savage shocked followers by revealing he was truly British native. In a brand new interview with the New York Times’ Jon Caramanica, 21 opened up about coming to the U.S. as a baby and not too long ago being detained by ICE for greater than every week.
The Epic Records artist confirmed he had a British accent as a younger child and was teased for it as soon as he began faculty within the U.S. 21 stated he wasn’t certain when or how he misplaced it.
“I had a accent, ’trigger my first day faculty they was making enjoyable me so I beat someone up, they usually was calling me ‘taekwondo child,’” he defined. “My mama whupped me, she made me keep in the home. So I do know I had a accent, however I been right here 20 years — I don’t know what occurred to it.”
21 spoke on some the extra critical realities his life too, equivalent to when he first realized his immigration standing was unsettled and what he was interested by whereas being detained by ICE. But 21 additionally touched on the various memes that circulated after he was revealed to be British.
The Atlanta-repping artist surprisingly stated he was “appreciative” the memes. He even admitted to being entertained by some them.
“Some them was humorous — I ain’t gonna lie,” he famous. “I used to be appreciative that. I coulda been one other one that simply, ‘He locked up? Damn,’ and no one stated nothing. Some folks, I see why they was mad. It ain’t concerning the meme, it’s concerning the larger image.
“But I completed been by means of method worse issues in my life than someone placing me on a meme. I been shot — what’s a meme? A meme is nothing. That’s one thing on the web that I can do like this turns over telephone] and by no means see once more. I take a look at bullet scars each day, so it’s like, a meme, bro?”
Read 21’s whole interview with the New York Times here.