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21 Savage Claims He Was 'Definitely Targeted' By ICE

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Rapper 21 Savage has opened up about his arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and claims he was "definitely targeted" by the agency.

Earlier this week, 21 Savage, whose official name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on bond after 9 days in custody. He was arrested by ICE in Atlanta on February 3 for overstaying his visa.

In his first interview since his arrest, 21 Savage recalled those moments on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, saying, "I was just driving. And I just seen guns and blue lights. And, then, I was in the back of a car. And I was gone."

Asked if he was told that he was under arrest, the rapper said, "No. They didn't -- they didn't say nothing. They just said, 'We got Savage.' It was definitely targeted."

21 Savage is allegedly a British citizen who overstayed his visa after entering the U.S. legally in July 2005 with his family.

"Long story short, he came in 2005 legally, however, he subsequently failed to deport," ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox said. "His visa expired in 2006 he has been in the country unlawfully ever since."

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