It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, which began with a pre-wallpaper look at Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a prison in South Georgia on a crime theft by fraud. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Friday's legal issue is linked to a concert booking from 2016, for which a promoter paid the music whose real name is She & # 39; yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, $ 17,000, TMZ reported. 21 Savage held the money, but did not perform, so the organizer submitted paperwork to get a warrant issued for his arrest, according to TMZ's report.
"The board is a few years ago and he went through the process and addressed the issue" Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes told the Coastal Courier newspaper in Hinesville.
A call to Sikes from the Atlanta Journal Constitution has not been returned.
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In an interview that was taped earlier this week and sent Friday morning at Good Morning America, the rapper spoke against the country's immigration enforcement, called it "broken" and added that he feared he could be deported. The Grammy nominated musician was freed from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla on Wednesday after a federal immigration judge in Atlanta approved his release on a $ 100,000 bond. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested him on February 3 and said he is a citizen of the United Kingdom who exceeded his visa.
"I don't think the policy is broken. I feel the way they enforce the policy is broken," he said in his first interview since winning his freedom and added: "I've been here 20 years – 19 years. That's all I know, you know what I'm saying? I don't want to be arrested and put in a place where a killer would be in the country for too long. "