Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter after laughing about 21 Savage’s deportation

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21 Savage has been around for a few years. He was associated with the Atlanta music scene, and he’s been nominated for Grammys and I guess we just assumed this whole time that OF COURSE he’s American. As it turns out… he’s British?!?! 21 Savage – aka Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph – was arrested by ICE this weekend because he apparently overstayed his visa. He’s being deported back to Britain?!?! How does this even happen?

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta Sunday morning, with authorities claiming he’s actually from the United Kingdom and has overstayed his welcome. The musician, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has long claimed to be from Atlanta and been associated with local rappers — but US Immigration and Customs Enforcement say his persona is fake.

21 Savage entered the US legally in July 2005 but overstayed his visa, which expired in July 2006, said ICE spokesman Bryan Cox. He’s been placed in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court for being here illegally and for being a felon. In October 2014, the rapper was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia.

His attorney told TMZ she’s working to get her client out, “while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding…Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy,” Dina LaPolt said. Abraham-Joseph, 26, is nominated for two awards at next week’s Grammys, including album of the year for “Rockstar” alongside Post Malone.

[From Page Six]

I looked up some interviews with 21 Savage, like this one he did with The Breakfast Club. You guys, he does a perfect Atlanta accent!! Usually, British people are terrible at regional American accents! 21 Savage does better accent work than Colin Firth, Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes put together.

Anyway, Black Twitter was making memes about 21 Savage all day yesterday, and Demi Lovato happened to tweet that the memes were hilarious. And they attacked her… for laughing at their jokes?? It’s a weird thing. So that’s how Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter because of 21 Savage.

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  1. Patty says:

    Welcome to 2019. Most illegal immigrants do exactly what he did and overstay VISA’s. I remember hearing a rumor that he wasn’t really from Atlanta but I had no idea he was from the UK. Crazy.

    • ZanB says:

      Big part of the story has been overlooked.
      21 Savaged entered America when he was 12 years old!!!
      His visa expired when he was 13 years old.
      His parents made the decision to move to America and stay in America…

      • SarahLee says:

        So he’s a Dreamer? Interesting. Of course even under the Obama rules, a felony conviction would eliminate any protected status.

      • Lizzie says:

        @SarahLee Not everyone who’s parents bring them illegally into the country are automatically granted benefits from the DREAM act or DACA. Both are complicated, temporary documentation processes that you have to apply, qualify and pay for.

    • Olive says:

      the irish in particular are known for overstaying their visas but they’re white soooooo

      • TabithaStevens says:

        Speaker of the House Paul Ryan attempted to push through E3 visas (currently available only for Australians, why I do not know) which would allow endlessly renewable work permits for 50,000 Irish citizens. Everyone gets kicked out.

      • Tina says:

        E3 visas were a specific thank you to Australia for participating in the Iraq war (it’s ostensibly a perk of the Australia-US free trade agreement, but it goes far beyond the visa perks given to Mexico and even Canada).

  2. Clare says:

    Guys, I don’t think he ‘does’ an accent- he moved to Atlanta when he was what, 12? He is maybe just one of those people who picks up accents quickly. I moved to the UK (from Atlanta lol) when I was in my 20′s 12 years ago, and I, for whatever reason, easily pass as British on the phone.

    There is loads of research on why some people code switch accents and some dont…it isn’t always pretend. Or acting. Or a choice.

    • Esmom says:

      It’s so fascinating. A classmate of mine moved here to the US from the UK when she was 10. Her brother was 11. Her Liverpool accent was so thick I could barely understand her at first. By high school her accent was completely gone but her brother’s stuck. I believe 21 Savage could have picked up his current accent naturally over time.

      • Clare says:

        Yep, I can see that. Also I STILL can’t understand scouse accents sometimes. It’s like my little brain just can’t process some of the words. I think its the intonations?

    • manda says:

      thank you!! I had a cousin that moved from pennsylvania to jackson mississippi when she was like 13 or 14 and she had the thickest southern drawl within ten years.

      and he probably says he’s from atlanta because he’s lived there for a long time. I mean, come on. When people ask me where I’m from, I say where I currently live

    • Tina says:

      Yes exactly. Many kids who move somewhere at 12 will have picked up the local accent, whether consciously or unconsciously, in a year or so.

    • launicaangelina says:

      My accent switches around all the time. If I’m around my parents and family, my Mexican accent comes out because I’m switching between Spanish and English. I live in West Texas, so if I’m working with native Texans, I get twangy because of their Texas twang. If I’m working with my clients in other states, my accent is pretty neutral. Code switching is so interesting, and often, most of us don’t notice it anymore.

    • sa says:

      I think when you move when you’re that young, it’s not even a matter of picking up the accent quickly. A lot of people who move as children have the accent of the new place.

      I have a handful of friends whose families moved to the U.S. when they were kids and they and their siblings have completely different accents, as in the younger sibling sounds completely American and the older sibling has a foreign accent. This has led me to the (very unscientific) conclusion kids that move to a new place at roughly 13ish or younger will, after a few years, often sound like they are from the place they moved to.

      I also don’t begrudge someone that moved to Atlanta at 11 or 12 from saying they are from Atlanta. That is young enough to think of yourself as being from there. One of my closest friends moved here from Russia when she was 14, if you ask her, she’s from Long Island. It’s the place she identifies with.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Esmom, I completely understand. When my son was in primary school, they buddied him up with a new boy who had just arrived from Scotland. My boy had no trouble understanding him, even though the teachers had some difficulty understanding his thick brogue. Within the year, he sounded just like every other Aussie kid, but regained his accent each time the family visited Glasgow. I’ve always been an xcellent mimic. Once, at some business do I attended with my husband, I was left alone with an old gentleman. I was rather bored and a bit pissed off, so I started talking to him in a Scottish accent. Uh oh. Yep. He was a Scot. He asked me where I was from, and I mentioned the small town in Sardinia where I hail from. He said, ‘Och, I’ve nae herrred o’ th’ place…” H seemed uch a nice man, I couldn’t ontinue to deceive him, so confessed that I was taking the piss. He roared with laughter until tears came to his eyes, and said he’d needed a good laugh for a long time. As I gave him a hug and said goodbye, he handed m a little plastic wallet. I unfolded it to discover a Scottish pound note inside, obviously well-looked-after. I didn’t want to accept it, but he insisted. I Istill have it, 35 years later. It might be worth nothing to anyone else, but to me, it’s a reminder of a wonderful hour spent laughing with a lovely old man, a true gentleman.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I agree, Clare I’ve always found it very easy to understand and and speak in different accents. Lots of people have been fooled… Many said I sounded more Kiwi than my Kiwi husband. My talents were wasted, though. I dreamed of being an actress, but my very strict Italian mother, a supremely devout and conservative Roman Catholic, always told me that even the most talented actresses often were forced to do things they didn’t like by reprehensible men who exploitd them. She certainly wasn’t a naive woman…

      • antipodean says:

        G’day (corny I know, but go with me) AnnaKist. Your anecdote resonated with me. Mr Antipodean is also a Scot, and I remember a lovely evening at the Bannochburn Bowling Club in Edinburgh when I passed myself off as a born and bred Glaswegian. I have always had a good ear for accents and usually assimilate wherever I am very quickly. My daughter is the same, I say she has two accents, one when she is with her American mates, and a “normal” one when she is with us at home. My kiwi accent always thickens when I am talking to my sister, who still lives in NZ, on the phone. Weird, but sort of necessary if one wants to “fit in” where-ever one lands and finds oneself, I feel.
        Also you are so right about all the reprehensible old men who run their worlds as predators and exploit as much and as often as possible. “Twas ever thus, but I hold out hope that #ME Too, and Lady Karma are coming for them all, and it will be glorious!

    • Olive says:

      my friend moved to the UK from minnesota at 18. it’s been 13 years, she’s never been back to the US since she left and she sounds quite british now!

    • paranormalgirl says:

      My accent is pretty much gone, except when I’m mad. I came here when I was 18 and it was pretty much gone by the time I was 30.

  3. Kittycat says:

    Demi is an idiot and so is black Twitter.

    So lose-lose.

  4. ByTheSea says:

    Well, except for the drug charges, isn’t this what the orange menace wanted, merit-based immigration? He’s earned a lot of money, is nominated for grammys and gives back to the Atlanta community.

    • Kebbie says:

      We all know that’s not what he wants. Accomplished black people are the antithesis of what he wants.

  5. Erinn says:

    The blowback that she recieved was INSANE. It was basically a whole lot of piling on of “GO BACK TO YOUR HEROIN” or “Shut up crack head” etc etc. They RIPPED her up – and it makes no sense. I’m pretty quick to call Demi out, but I don’t think she committed anything worthy of the kind of response she got. It was rough and it went way too far. There’s a way to call someone out for doing something you consider to be bad behavior without immediately going for the jugular.

    • otaku fairy says:

      Plus sending nasty messages about her and suicide. Because apparently that’s more woke than what she was doing somehow? Telling a mentally ill addict who has already struggled w/ self-harm and suicide to overdose and kill herself > laughing at a meme about a messed up situation?

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I wish there were some way to see the data behind the accounts sending her these messages. It seems to resemble the kind of swarm attacks done by automated trolls. I don’t know who would pay for attacks against Demi, but it would be what you’d do if you want her off the twitter platform for good (where she fought with a lot of people, yes, but also worked on behalf of Hillary Clinton and shared progressive opinions regularly).

    • ToLiveLikeWeRDying says:

      It’s the internet lol think before u put anything out there! If u can’t handle what may come your way stay away!! She should know better by now. She always puts her foot in her mouth then attacks back and cries victim! Social media isn’t her playground so i don’t get why she still tries to play.

      • Erinn says:

        Oh come on. I agree – think before you type. BUT the problem isn’t that she got backlash. The problem is that people were giving her SUCH personal attacks and telling her to kill herself. And if that’s not something you can comprehend, then I don’t know what to tell you. She laughed at the SAME memes that a TON of people were laughing at.

        If a teen is pushed to suicide from online bullying, do you shrug and say “meh, shouldn’t have posted online” ?

      • Otaku fairy... says:

        He won’t really understand that though. We’re looking at the thought process of a worthless incel troll from 4Chan.

    • Olive says:

      she wasn’t even laughing at his deportation, she was laughing about the memes about him being british. if people can’t separate the two that’s on them.

      the memes were things like pictures of the guards outside buckingham palace with the text “when 21 said he got shooters all in red this is what he meant.” none of them were making fun of him being deported FFS.

  6. Div says:

    I can’t stand Demi, but she did not deserve this dragging. She didn’t seem to be laughing at his deportation, but the memes about how wild it was for him to be hiding that he was British. Like 95% of the memes were dumb tea and crumpets jokes, not some cruel jabs about him getting deported by ICE.

    And I say this as an immigrant (I came over when I was an infant)—21 Savage has a shit ton of money to afford decent lawyers and English is his native language. He could have easily applied for DACA status, unlike the people who struggle with language, legal, and money barriers. Like sure, And yet he did not. I’m sympathetic, but it’s frustrating that someone with his opportunities and relative privilege squandered it when so many are struggling with this country’s draconian immigration laws.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Maybe he was not eligible for DACA status. Even one conviction for a minor crime could have made him permanently ineligible for it.

      • Olive says:

        he has a felony conviction from 2014.

        of course his record company could’ve gotten him a visa back when they signed him but that won’t protect his mom and any other family also here illegally who don’t have that resource.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Sadly, no, his record company probably could not have gotten him a visa when they signed him. Due to the length of his overstay and (presumably) lack of ties to the U.K. , even though he was a child when his visa expired he almost certainly would have been denied for a new visa.

  7. S says:

    Except assuming all this is true (and I do NOT assume that, given ICE) he was 13 when his visa expired, which means he was maybe 11-12 when he actually came here, which is more than long enough to go to American school, and never have an accent. (He could easily have been even younger when he came to the US, if a parent came here on a student visa, or this was the last in a series of continuing parental work visas. It’s not likely that, as a young teen, he came on his own.)

    For all intents and purposes, he is very much American, having spent the bulk of his young life here. Yes, he has a drug charge and, since I never heard of him till yesterday, have no idea what type of person he is (I am an old person). But lots of rich kids have drug charges, too (like, LOTS of them), and they don’t then also do tons of charity work in the local community and schools, which 21 Savage apparently has. Also, his immigration status never came up when he was convicted of a felony drug charge in 2014 and he has not been convicted of a crime since.

    • TabithaStevens says:

      Overstaying a travel visa to the UK does not make me British. Breaking the law by overstaying a visa does not an American; I don’t care how long he has been been here. He is an illegal alien. We need to stop rewarding illegal behavior before we end up with fifty million illegal immigrants. For all intents and purposes, he should be deported.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    How was this not caught when he was convicted of a felony?

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      You’d be surprised. My friend’s husband came over from Cambodia when he was 2, etc. He went to renew his driver’s license and update his address when they realized no one had ever checked off his citizenship. They’ve been all over the world too. They were lucky that he keeps copies of all his important papers in one spot.

      • Clare says:

        @VirgiliaCoriolanus I’m curious – how does he re-enter the US without a US passport, or a valid visa? Assuming from your comment that your friend’s partner isn’t a US citizen and not in the US legally (apologies if I have misunderstood.)

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        He has a valid US passport, no need for a visa. His family came over from Cambodia when he was a toddler and they all became citizens. But for whatever reason, it was not physically checked off on his official documents (like his driver’s license, etc) that he was a citizen. He had copies of his citizenship papers with him and so it was taken care of quickly, but it was just something everyone had overlooked. For whatever reason.

    • staceyP. says:

      It’s government, neither the left hand nor the right hand ‘talk’ to each other. Different departments.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      His drug charge was a state crime. Immigration is wholly the job of the federal government. Happens all the time.

    • Lizzie says:

      the system is full of holes! i had a co-worker with down syndrome who was born in canada and his parents never properly completed his paperwork. obviously he is extremely capable and was part of an adult work program but he was terrified. he spent his entire adult life thinking he was in the country legally. when he was 50 he had to renew his govt ID for work, which he had regularly renewed since age 18, someone finally caught it and really put the clamps on him. they put him on the clock for deportation and issued him constant threats. our company assisted him in getting an immigration lawyer. he couldn’t work for over a month and had to pay out his ass to get everything in order. luckily he had saved every penny he had ever earned and could afford it. otherwise – our country was going to deport a 50 year old, nearly blind, disabled man alone to canada.

      • Yup, Me says:

        That’s terrible.

        I’ve got a friend who was brought into the US illegally from Canada as a toddler. She spent years just living her life, married, has a family etc. and decided to get all of her paperwork in order because of all the madness of our current political climate.

        And even as she was navigating all of that rigmarole, she recognized that being a white woman was making the process easier for her.

    • Olive says:

      idk but he recently spoke out against ICE… interesting timing here

  9. Lily says:

    21 savage, who’s been famous for a while, has been in and out of jail numerous times and travelled internationally…..ICE has JUST gained information he’s in the US illegally??

  10. Iknow says:

    I came to America from Jamaica when I was 8. That first year of 2nd grade, I was teased mercilessly for how I spoke (in Brooklyn, NY no less) that I told myself that I will mimic the American way of speaking until there was no traces of Jamaica in my voice. To this day, people are shocked when I tell them I was born in Jamaica. I’ve perfected this transformation to the point where my I don’t even sound like a NYer. It’s one of the greatest regrets of my life. It was assimilation to the point of annihilating who I was as a person.

    21Savage’s story is so common. So many children, young adults are in many countries undocumented because of the choices their parents made. My question is this: did he know about his status? Did he travel outside of the US? why didn’t he do anything to change his status. Outside of marriage, as a person with money, he had several options to change his status.

    • Clare says:

      I can’t believe he didn’t know about his status…surely there was some loopholing going on around his SSN and being paid for stuff? I can see that he’s not traditionally employed so an employer wouldn’t ask for evidence blah blah, but surely an accountant would? The record label must have needed legal ID to initiate a contract? I just cant believe that he didn’t know.

      As a fellow assimilator, I get you re: the accent, and feeling like a part of your identity is gone with it.

  11. Idiotsgalore says:

    To be fair, Demi was laughing at memes not at the actual situation. I’m not justifying her behavior but it’s not like she was mocking him. She didn’t create those memes. This world is cruel

  12. otaku fairy says:

    #WellActually she’s Latina, but that doesn’t fit the narrative people will need to try to ‘progressify’ the hate and unhinged commentary so they’ll only focus on her father and not her mother or grandparents. Kind of similar to how MRAs will sometimes pull the ‘but u were born in ‘Merica/ U’ve lived here longer!1′ card when they don’t like what progressive women of Asian or Middle-Eastern descent have to say after they’ve pulled the Dear Muslimah card. Ridiculous.

    Demi Lovato starts a lot of shit on twitter and can be very problematic, but her enjoying a meme about a messed up situation (who of us HASN’T done this at some point? Pretty much all liberals who pay attention to memes do this) is not an example of that. She wasn’t laughing about him being deported. Look how the same concern that’s drummed up for Pete Davidson’s mental health will NOT be shown for her mental health- even by liberals.

  13. Rania says:

    Apparently he never performed overseas? They also caught his cousin, Young Nudy (also a rapper??)

  14. OCE says:

    This is why CHUMP wants that WALL. To keep people like 21 Savage out of ‘Murica.

    • Patty says:

      21Savage overstayed as Visa. Walls don’t stop that it, so actually this is another example showing why building a wall is a stupid idea and a huge waste of tax payer money.

      • S says:

        The vast, VAST majority (something like 80-85%) of “illegal” immigrants in the US is from visa overstays. Illicit border crossings, at all borders, is something in the neighborhood of 5-10% and has been steadily falling since the 1990s.

      • Snowflake says:

        OCE is saying trump wants to keep minorities like Savage out. OCE isn’t saying a wall is the answer imo. I think you misunderstood

  15. Tina says:

    I mean, that sucks for him, but it’s not like he’s being deported to North Korea.

    • Olive says:

      he has 3 young children that live in the US and apparently once he’s deported he can’t come back for 10 years. yeah he’s got money and he’s not going to north korea but it still sucks for his kids that they’re going to have to live a 7 hour flight away from their dad for the next decade.

      • Tina says:

        Oh absolutely. But there are alternatives that aren’t 7 hours away – he could see his children in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda etc.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        With a drug conviction, he is probably never coming back to the US legally again. And many other countries are unlikely to allow him in, even as a tourist.

      • Tina says:

        I’d be very surprised if Canada, in particular, denied him entry. You underestimate how much other countries want to stick it to Trump, and this would be a high profile way to do so.

      • Olive says:

        @Tina i don’t know, canada even denies people who just have a DUI

      • Tina says:

        @Olive, the rules are different for ordinary people than for rich people. It’s even possible that 21 Savage might get to stay in the US. But I have no doubt that he would be allowed into Canada on a tourist visa. Money goes a long way, and Justin Trudeau’s desire for a photo op goes even farther.

    • mazzie says:

      Yeah no @Tina. He wouldn’t just be allowed into Canada just because he has money.

  16. A says:

    Black twitter was laughing at the fact that he was British not him being deported cause that’s not funny. She didn’t get it so she got dragged 🤷🏾‍♀️

    • Lolly says:

      ??? She was laughing at the meme of him writing his songs with a quill. I think she understood the joke. Show me where she was laughing at him getting deported. People are insane with that pack mentality. Can’t believe on my Monday morning I have to defend Demi Lovato.

  17. Veronica S. says:

    ? All she did was mention the memes, not make any comment about his deportation itself. Normally, I’m all about white celebrities needing to check themselves, but some of the shit that got thrown her way was uncalled for.

    • A says:

      I agree but they felt she should ”mind her white business and stay out of black folks”. It was mean i ain’t gonna lie 😭.

  18. CooCooCatchoo says:

    My sister-in-lawi is a high school teacher in rural Michigan, and says that ICE has been known to stand across the street from campus, waiting to detain immigrant students after school. Trump’s police state is alive and well.

  19. Nichole says:

    I still can’t wrap my mind around this!
    Anyone who hasn’t seen his video for “A Lot”, which just dropped on Feb 1st, please check it out.

  20. truthSF says:

    I’ve known his mom, Heather (and him to a smaller degree, since he came a bit later) since 2000-2001. No way he came to America in 2005, she and her kids moved back to ATL from Eatonton, Ga. in 2004, and he was already in the U.S.! The story they’re giving the media is absolute bull! She just celebrated her youngest son’s 6th b-day and the next day, her oldest son gets deported. She’s understandably very devastated right now!

    • TabithaStevens says:

      If I commit a crime eventually I would expect to get caught. Then I would expect to be punished. It is illegal to overstay a visa. I am lost as to why this is so hard to understand.

      • Obvious is Obvious says:

        Being brought here as a child is a completely different story. He didn’t have a choice to not overstay the visa. His parents made that choice for him. He probably didn’t even know he was here illegally. Don’t you think people who are in fear of deportation would try to stay under the radar?

        He’s lucky that he has money if he does get deported. Anyone else living paycheck to paycheck that was being sent back to a place they left behind years ago would be screwed.

        There needs to be a better system in place. The world isn’t black and white and your comment is ignorant.

      • TabithaStevens says:

        I work for DHS. My comment isn’t ignorant. I do not believe he was unaware that he is in this country illegally. Even if his parents made the choice to overstay their visas, he, as an adult, is responsible for his own situation. I am exhausted by people who come here illegally and, when caught, blame it on their parents. The system works for people who follow the law but others need to be deported and, if possible, come in the right way.

      • Nicole R says:

        In this situation what was he supposed to do? By the time he was an adult his visa was already expired and therefore he had no grounds to
        apply for a new one…
        I guess at 18 he could have taken a flight to a country that was no longer his, never to see his family or friends again but that is a pretty big expectation of him.

  21. xflare says:

    How is him being Black and British funny?

  22. Throwaway1010 says:

    I don’t understand why an article that should be about 21 Savage is about Demi Lovato. Is she somehow more interesting or will gather more views?

    • Fallon says:

      She’s better known. I had never heard of 21 Savage prior to this incident, but clicked on the article because I like to be aware. And I learned a lot reading the comments.

      • Olive says:

        didn’t he date amber rose? there’s that angle too. he’s pretty well-known if not just for those face tats.

  23. Pandy says:

    Hey, you want to play on twitter, you have to take your lumps. She should know better!

    • otaku fairy says:

      Interesting victim-blaming from folks who felt Ariana Grande was immature and irresponsible for doing ‘Thank U, Next.’ So her doing a song about needing to be single and take care of herself for a while, and just being present on social media are things she ‘shouldn’t get a pass for’. But Demi is to blame when #RealPeople use social media to tell her to kill herself.

      Q: When is it ok for people on the left to excuse people wishing death on a mentally ill woman who’s part of the LGBT community?

      A: When it’s a rich millennial woman we don’t like!

  24. jay says:

    Uh…hard no to “only laughing at the memes and not the context” argument. I’m sure racists would LOVE to jump on that bandwagon so how about we not open that can of worms?

    • BaeBae says:

      Already happened smh… did you see Tomi Lahren’s tweet?

    • Veronica S. says:

      I agree it was insensitive, but it’s not acceptable to tell somebody to commit suicide over it or frame it as a “white woman issue” when Demi Lovato is mixed Latino. She needs to watch what she says online, but like…so does everybody who contributed to that meme series.

  25. laura-j says:

    My Ex was a white guy from the UK, he overstayed his visa, we got married and then the INS found out about a dumb crime he did as a kid, shoplifting. We fought it but he was deported anyway.

    We were already headed for divorce (because he was a big old jerk) which was hastened by his deportation.

    But he wasn’t given any special treatment as a white guy.

  26. AG-UK says:

    We had a friend in NY from London there 10 years apartment cat. Thought he’d go to Jamaica on holiday ( in US illegally) getting Ready to board the plane back to NY escorted shorts and all to the next flight to London. He said oh well I’ve been knicked.

  27. sammich says:

    The 21 Savage story is so weird. If he really came over from the UK as a young teenager, why didn’t any of his old classmates ever once say anything to any media about it?? That seems like it would be a pretty big deal, knowing that someone was presenting a “false” idea of who they are, where they’re from, whatever the deal may be. People talk about much smaller, more boring stuff every day.
    It’s just all really strange!

  28. NeatIdea says:

    I came to America from Kiev, Ukraine when I was eight years old in 1997. Didn’t know a word of English. Completely forgot Russian and lost my accent by the end of Elementary School. I was in danger of being deported when I was 17 years old because my mom let our Visa run out which I did not even know about. She left the country when I was 14 years old and I went into the system. Fortunately, I was able to apply for a green card and officially became a citizen in 2016. I never committed crimes. But I had a rough childhood which resulted in me seeking inpatient psychiatric treatment when I was a young teen. They almost did not allow me to get my citizenship because of this. I had to prove that I was a stable adult (which I was). It was a long, expensive and hard process.

    • Tina says:

      @NeatIdea, I am amazed by your strength. It must have been very difficult. I don’t think I could do that.

    • TabithaStevens says:

      I am sorry to hear this. Drug dealers, gang members, tax cheats all get to stay but a person who legitimately deserves citizenship is given a hard time. And, under the circumstances, you should not have been charged a penny. So wrong.

  29. Lisbon says:

    I wish Demi would focus on her recovery.
    She should get off all social media and take very good care of herself, she nearly overdosed.
    If she feels the need to be productive why not take some classes even on line or learn a new language or to play an instrument.
    Maybe volunteer, she is financially well off to do others things than just work for a living or maybe travel a bit around the world.
    I can’t say that I’m a fan of hers, but I truly wish her the best.
    For some reason and I really don’t know why I have a feeling that she is a mean girl.
    Really not sure why.

  30. Margo Smith says:

    I lol’d at “he does a better American accent than Colin Firth.” HAHAHAHA

  31. Themummy says:

    Wait…how is Demi a while woman? I know this is not even what the story is about, but isn’t she Latina?

  32. raincoaster says:

    She seems nice?

    Also, it’s probably a good idea, before you assert White Privilege, that you check to make sure that other racists consider you white.