Things are looking good for 21 Savage and his deportation case, as the D.A. has rejected the felony theft case against him, according to a new report from TMZ. The celebrity news site states that the D.A. feels the case should be treated as a civil matter, in the report published on Friday (Mar. 1).
The charges came shortly after 21 was released on bond from the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A club promoter was alleging that she booked the rapper to perform in 2016, and paid him half of his fees up front and the other half upon arrival at the venue. However, she claims 21 never actually performed as he was contracted to, and that the rapper left with all of the money and without fulfilling his obligations. What’s interesting is that though the promoter filed the report and the felony warrant back when the events transpired in October of 2016, the club owner didn’t act on pursuing it until he saw 21’s highly-publicized ICE arrest.
With this out of the way, it means there are no outstanding warrants against 21 Savage and no felonies on his record. However, this doesn’t mean he’s completely in the clear in his deportation case. Though he has applied to say in the U.S., he still has to wait for the approval—and Trump’s immigration policy states that an applicant must leave the country until they’re approved, which could take years.
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