When ICE arrested and detained 21 Savage, the public launched into cries for justice as they learned of the possibility of his deportation. The revelation of the rapper’s British background came as a surprise and a substantial part of the online discussion surrounding his immigration status focused on his nationality.

A mockery was made of the precarious situation with memes shared by the general public as well as a couple of celebrities. Chris Brown hopped on the comedic train and eventually got into a heated virtual scuffle with Offset over the joke. Savage 21 has finally spoken on this part of the incident during an interview with The New York Times. Naturally, the meme situation is inconsequential considering the magnitude of his immigration case. “It’s like my worst nightmare,” he said. “That’s why it’s always been trying to get corrected.”