Rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE on allegations of overstaying his visa, claiming he is originally from the United Kingdom.
21 Savage was believed to be from Atlanta, Georgia and is an influential member of the community, joining a long line of hip hop artists from the Atlanta area.
“We are working diligently to get [21 Savage] out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding,” Savage’s lawyer told Variety when asked about the arrest.
Instead of focusing on the legal issues involved with an expired visa or the potentially unconstitutional behavior of ICE, the internet reacted in an expected way – creating 21 Savage British memes.
Below are the best reactions from people finding out 21 Savage is allegedly from the U.K, not Atlanta.
Americans: UK rap sucks
21 Savage: pic.twitter.com/JZyNxWw5zz
— Juice World's Lucid Memes (@lucid_memes_) February 3, 2019
Twitter user Arrow discovered the real reason why 21 Savage has a 12 car garage, as he claimed in Post Malone’s song “Rockstar.”
This why 21 Savage needed a 12 car garage pic.twitter.com/0gN3Kj59OH
— Arrow(@Arrvw) February 3, 2019
“Bang outside, I hang outside
Don't come out the house 'cause the gang outside“ -21 Savage pic.twitter.com/oybweWGNJo
— Uber (@Lil_Uber) February 3, 2019
Some users even found footage of Savage talking about what Americans believe is the only thing British people eat, tea and crumpets.
21 Savage being British was right in front of us this whole time pic.twitter.com/Kj2Ym8sp2d
— BigHeadSam (@BIGHEADSAM) February 3, 2019
ICE claims 21 Savage entered the United States on a visa in 2005 and it expired a year later in 2006. Savage was arrested in 2014 on drug related charges, though his visa status was not a part of the case.