21 Savage and Drake enjoy first international stop in Toronto – Rolling Stone


“For whom It’s worth noting that Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, officially known as 21 Savage, has now been allowed to travel north to perform for his beloved fans. The stage during Drake’s show in Toronto on Saturday night.

“He chose Toronto as his first destination. Ladies and gentlemen—” he continued before being interrupted by the rapper.

“No, no. Let me do it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the first time in his life that he’s performing outside of the United States. Make some noise for a 21-year-old brother!” Drake yelled into the microphone. Banks Stadium erupted in cheers as 21 Savage made his way through the crowd.

Draped in a Canadian flag, 21 Savage took the stage for his first international performance outside the United States. To celebrate his triumphant return, Drake sang “Oh Canada!” with the help of the crowd. 》

Bringing his four-year immigration saga to a happy ending, the rapper revealed on Friday that he is now a “lawful permanent resident” in the United States and, with his status no longer in question, can visit the country of his birth, the United Kingdom .

In an Instagram post shared on Saturday, 21 Savage announced “London, I’m home” to the soundtrack of Skylar Grey’s “Coming Home,” hinting at his first UK concert (in the comments, Drake joined 21 Savage). Savage, of the U.S. leg of the “It’s All a Blur” tour, corrected him, saying “we are,” hinting at his her loss Partners will also be involved. )

Back in February 2019, 21 Savage was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, and the agency revealed that the rapper was actually from the United Kingdom and had overstayed his visa after coming to the United States as a teenager.


After a week in custody at an ICE detention center, 21 Savage was released and allowed to remain in the United States while his immigration issues are resolved. The artist was allowed to tour the U.S. — including as a special guest on Drake’s trek — but was unable to perform outside the U.S., including on the Canadian leg of “It’s All a Blur Tour.”

While 21 Savage was expected to be by Drake’s side at his concert on Friday, he was denied entry into Canada, though the reason is unclear, leading to Lil Baby filling in for the first stop in Toronto.

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