15 Feb 2019 4:05 PM
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In an exclusive sit-down interview with Good Morning America, rapper 21 Savage opens up for the first time about his fears of being deported since his arrest earlier this month. The rapper, who was born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested on February 3 and was accused of overstaying his VISA. He later admitted to being a UK citizen, revealing that he came to the United States aged 7 and remained in the country ever since. 

"I was seven when I first came here. And we had left in, like, 2005 'cause my uncle died, my Uncle Foster. So we went back to go to his funeral, and, then, we came back," he explained in the interview "So that's why I think [ICE] got it confused where they thought, like, that was my first coming."

At one point in the interview Savage says his team believe he was targeted by ICE after rapping about immigration control in his "A Lot" video.

"My lawyers think that," he said of the claim. "I don't know. I can see why people would say that but I can't say."

Check out the full interview below... 

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