21 Savage celebrates the end of immigration issues as he performs first show outside of the U.S.

21 Savage celebrates the end of immigration issues as he performs first show outside of the U.S.

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21 Savage performed his first ever show outside of the U.S. on Saturday as he joined Drake on stage in Toronto. The performance marks the end of a four year period which began with him being arrested by ICE and has ended with him officially becoming a permanent U.S. resident.

Savage’s lawyer, Charles Kuck, told The Associated Press in a statement on October 6 that his client has followed “all applicable immigration laws since his initial detention by ICE.”

“His immigration court proceedings have now been terminated and he is a lawful permanent resident of the United States with the freedom to travel internationally,” Kuck added.

In an Instagram post soundtracked by Skylar Grey’s “Coming Home,” Savage declared “London, I’m comin home,” hinting at his first-ever concert in the U.K. The 30-year-old rapper was born in the English capital in 1992 before moving to Atlanta, Georgia as a child.

The day after news of his citizenship broke, 21 Savage appeared alongside Drake as the rapper’s It’s All A Blur tour wrapped up at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. To celebrate his collaborator’s celebratory moment, Drake enlisted the help of the crowd to sing “O Canada!”

Drake previously hinted as the end of 21 Savage’s immigration issues on his new album For All the Dogs track “8 AM in Charlotte“: “Savage got a green card straight out of the consulate/Where I go, you go, brother, we Yugoslavian.”

In February 2019, 21 Savage was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta, with the agency revealing that he had overstayed a visa that expired in 2006.

He was released after a week of detainment and was allowed to stay in the U.S. while his immigration status was sorted out. In the subsequent four years he has been able to perform across the country but unable to travel abroad for tours or festival appearances.

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