21 Savage has announced a show at London’s O2 Arena, his first-ever UK concert and appearance. The concert announcement comes just two days after 21 Savage made his first live appearance outside of the United States, when he was welcomed by frequent collaborator and current tourmate Drake during the penultimate Toronto stop of their It’s All a Blur Tour on Saturday (Oct. 7). He did not perform at the previous Canadian tour dates, when J. Cole and Travis Scott took his place in Montreal and Vancouver, respectively. Drake rapped on the song “8AM in Charlotte” from his new album For All the Dogs, “Savage got a green card straight out of the consulate/ Where I go, you go, brother, we Yugoslavian,” implying his US citizenship.
Earlier in the day, 21 Savage’s lawyer, Charles Kuck, confirmed that his client had become a permanent resident of the United States and could now travel abroad. Kuck stated in his statement that the Grammy-nominated rapper “followed all applicable immigration laws” after being apprehended by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Georgia in February 2019. Around that time, authorities said the rapper was “unlawfully present” in the U.S. on a 2005 visa that expired one year after his arrival. “His immigration court proceedings have now been terminated and he is a lawful permanent resident of the United States with the freedom to travel internationally,” Kuck said in a statement.