Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage has announced his first-ever UK concert and appearance. The gig will mark his biggest headlining show in the UK to date. The rapper, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, will be playing at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday, November 30. Baby Drill and 21 Harold will be serving as opening support for the one-off date. Ticket pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, October 11, at 9 am local time. General ticket sale will commence on Friday, October 13, at 9 am local time .
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21 Savage took to Instagram to share a special homecoming post that featured clips from his childhood as well as clips of him on tour soundtracked to Skylar Grey’s ‘Coming Home’. At the end, a title card appeared, reading: “London, I’m coming home.
The rapper was recently declared a ‘lawful permanent resident’ of the U.S. and can finally visit his birth nation of England. A four-year legal battle was sparked in 2019 when the rapper was arrested for immigrating to the U.S. and overstaying his visa. According to his legal team, 21 Savage was originally born in London – immigrating to the US as a 7-year-old. He then left the country to attend his uncle’s funeral in 2005, aged 12, without the knowledge that his visa would expire a year later. The rapper then tried to renew his visa in 2017. Although legal complications delayed the immigration case, 21 Savage is now a ‘lawful permanent resident’ of the U.S.