It was a busy day for 21 Savage Friday rapper Atlanta, who began with a pre-recorded appearance on Good Morning America, then was transferred to a South Georgia jail on a robbery warrant warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The legal problem of Friday is related to a concert booking from 2016 for which a promoter paid the musician, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, $ 17,000, reported TMZ. 21 Savage kept the money but did not pay, so the promoter filed documents for an arrest warrant, according to the TMZ report.
"The warrant was signed a few years ago, and it followed the process and addressed the issue," Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes told Hinesville's Coastal Courier.
A call to Sikes from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has not been returned.
Savage's lawyers call the case a "civil contract dispute".
"This is really a civil contract conflict. We are optimistic that the problem will be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties and returned, "said Abbi Taylor, one of the musician's lawyers.
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In an interview filmed earlier this week and aired Friday morning on Good Morning America, the rapper spoke out against the country's immigration authorities, calling it "broken" and adding he feared deportation . The Grammy-nominated musician was released from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla on Wednesday after a federal immigration judge in Atlanta approved his release on a $ 100,000 bail. US immigration and customs authorities arrested him on February 3, claiming he was a UK citizen who had exceeded his visa.
"I do not think politics is broken. I have the impression that the way they apply the policy is broken, "he said in his first interview since his release, adding," I have been here for 20 years – 19 years. That's all I know, do you know what I'm saying? I do not think you should be arrested and placed in a place where a murderer would be just to stay too long in the country. "