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Grammy nominated rapper twenty one savage was arrested by US immigration officials on Sunday authorities say the Atlanta based artist was in the country illegally and a convicted felon he was arrested in operation between immigrations and customs enforcement or ice and local police and I spokesman said twenty one savage real name is shy and been Abraham Joseph came to the United States from the U. K. as a teenager in two thousand five the spokesman claimed he been overstayed his visa to stay in the Georgia capital Atlanta is famous for its hip hop scene ice also said the rapper was convicted in Georgia on felony drug charges in twenty fourteen Abraham Joseph lawyer did not reply to questions from Reuters on Sunday but told entertainment media he was a quote role model working on financial literacy programs for underprivileged youth and ice officials said that when he was arrested in twenty fourteen immigration authorities were not aware of his visa status