21 Savage, real name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested and detained in Atlanta on Sunday by ICE agents, with the department saying that the rapper is in fact a British citizen who “is unlawfully present in the U.S.”. 21’s lawyer has since confirmed that the rapper was born in London, clarifying that he moved to the US with his parents at the age of seven and that his legal status in the country expired in July 2006 “through no fault of his own”.
Some have claimed that Savage’s entire identity was fabricated. To make light of the situation, Chris Brown took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a video of the rapper but overdubbed with a British accent.
In response, Migos‘ Offset said, “Memes ain’t funny lame”, to which Brown unloaded: “Fuck you lil boy. Better worry about what u got going and focus on ‘you,’”
“All this cap on IG is what’s lame. Yo energy wont [sic] that when I came to Drake show in LA. If you don’t get yo a hip a hop a hibbet a hibbet to the hip hip hop and ya don’t stop the rockin faceass out of my comments. Sensitive ass n***a.
“Call me personally. U want some clout when all u gotta do is pull up […] If you a real man fight me. Oh and another thing, suck my dick!”
In a subsequent Instagram Story, Offset wrote: “Coke head don’t want [smoke]”.
It now seems that Offset isn’t willing to let the feud end.
“I ai’nt really have too much rap for you on this social media shit but since that’s where you wanna take it tell the people why you had your management reach out to squash the shit!” he wrote on Instagram.
“Check my record and check yours. Only people you go toe to toe with is women that’s for lame n****s. Oh and btw Ima smack the shit out you when I see you!”
Brown then responded by posting since deleted DMs that saw Offset asking the R&B star where he was. He then asked for his address after Brown offered to fight Offset. Chris Brown then accused Offset of being a snitch.
Demi Lovato also came under fire for appearing to joke about 21 Savages’ predicament. She later deleted her Twitter account and apologised.
“Wasn’t laughing at anyone getting deported, I know that’s not a joke,” she wrote.
“The meme I posted/was talking about was of him being writing with a feather pen. Sorry if I offended anyone, but it’s no excuse to laugh at someone’s addiction let alone their OD.”
Yesterday, Jay Z branded 21 Savages arrest as “a travesty”, and hired a legal team to battle his deportation.