Black History Month did not get off to a great start last month when 21 Savage was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allegedly overstaying his visa. In the days that followed, 21 Savage’s persona was questioned by ICE and he was denied the opportunity to perform at the Grammy Awards for the first time. However, things have seemingly turned in a more positive direction for the Atlanta rapper. In recent weeks, he’s been released from custody, appeared on Good Morning America and garnered support from the entire Hip-Hop community. Today, 21 Savage got another bit of good news in his ongoing legal battle.
Earlier today, it was announced that the felony theft charges being levied against 21 Savage had been dismissed by the district attorney overseeing the case. According to TMZ, the charges had stemmed back to a 2016 incident in which 21 Savage allegedly accepted $17,000 to perform at a nightclub, but left without doing so. The promoter had not pressed charges until 21 Savage had been detained. Luckily, the charges have been dismissed and downgraded to a civil matter.
On the positive side, 21 Savage has no outstanding warrants. He has also applied to stay in the country while his immigration status is being worked on. On a darker note, Donald Trump‘s latest immigration policy requires applicants to leave the country while their immigration status is being situated.