Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, who is popular by his professional name 21 Savage, is a British rapper. The Atlanta-based rapper gained popularity after the release of his two mixtapes in 2015.
What Is the Net Worth of 21 Savage?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of 21 Savage is $12 million. He earned nearly $6 million between the period June 2017 and June 2018 from his many projects.
21 Savage was born in London on October 22, 1992. He is the child of Kevin Cornelius Emmons and Heather Carmillia Joseph. His father still lives in London with his twin sisters who are dance choreographers named Kyra and Jayda Davis.
In London, his father works for Westminster City Council. When he was young, his parents got separated and after that, he relocated with his mother to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 7. When he was 12, in June 2005, he got back to the U.K. to attend the last rites of his uncle.
He continued to stay there for a month, and later, on July 22, 2005, returned to Atlanta on an H-4 visa which reportedly expired after a year.
Later, his mother started dating Dr. Amsu Anpu, an endocrinologist, and British expatriate, with whom she welcomed more kids. He had a brother Quantivayus who passed away in a shooting following an attempted drug deal.
When 21 Savage was in the seventh grade, he was permanently banned from every school in DeKalb County School District for owning a gun which resulted in him starting going to schools across the Atlanta metropolitan area prior to being sent to a juvenile detention center.
Following he came out from the juvenile detention center, he finished his eighth grade with a substitute program prior to completing a semester of high school, however, he was dropped out in his freshman year after several exclusions for which he stated “exhausted” him.
Following the dropped his studies; he became a member of a local street gang associated with the broader Bloods gang and turned into a full-time drug dealer and he was majorly involved in the trading of cannabis.
Furthermore, he is also frequently involved in other illegal activities that include theft and car robbery, though he got arrested just once the following contraband was discovered in a car he was riding. At the age of 19, in 2011, his “right-hand man” Larry lost his life in a shootout.
Two years later, in 2013, on his 21st birthday, 21 Savage was shot six times by rival gang members during an attempted robbery and in that shooting, he lost his best friend Johnny.
21 Savage and his mother, of them, follow the traditional West African religion Ifá. He was in a relationship with model Amber Rose from June 2017, though the couple parted their ways in May 2018.
21 Savage had not taken on music as his career before the awful shooting happened. 21 Savage’s dead best friend’s uncle helped him by giving him some money for studio time in 2013. In November 2014, he rolled out his first single entitled “Picky”.
The next year, he dropped the mixtapes titled The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King. In The same year, 21 Savage dropped his first EP Free Guwop.
In the subsequent year, his second EP Savage Mode (with Metro Boomin) was dropped, and that peaked at number seven on the US Rap chart and also at number 9 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and ranked at number 30 on the Billboard 200 chart.
His single titled “X” (with Metro Boomin featuring Future) ranked at number 17 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart and ranked at number 13 on the US Rap chart and also at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His follow-up single titled “No Heart” (with Metro Boomin) also became successful.
In July 2017, 21 Savage dropped his first studio album titled “Issa Album.” In October of the same year, he dropped his second studio album. He appeared on Drake’s single titled “Sneakin’ and the song ranked number 10 on the US Rap charts and peaked at number 8 on the United States R&B.
In December 2018, 21 Savage dropped his third studio album entitled I Am > I Was, which ranked at number one on the Billboard chart and made it 21 Savage’s first U.S. No. 1 album. He won a Grammy award for Best Rap Song in January 2020 including J. Cole for their song “a lot”.
21 Savage has also partnered with many artists such as Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Meek Mill, and a lot of others as well. According to reports, 21 Savage received an amount of $1 million for his single performance of one night at a Bar Mitzvah in February 2017.
21 Savage allegedly began a movement named “Guns Down, Paintballs Up” in 2018 which was supposed to minimize violence caused by guns by recommending the utilization of paintball guns rather than using lethal firearms.
James Craig, Detroit Police Department head, explained the movement as “well-intentioned, however, misguided”, following many incidents engaging paintball guns then led to wounds, disorderly behavior that involved many groups of people with paintball guns, property vandalism (for instance, of police cars), aggressive acts of revenge, and the misunderstanding of paintball guns for firearms.
Several cases of property crime and even homicide have been associated with that movement. Though no remarks had been made by 21 Savage regarding that matter, he actually granted money for the last rites of a 3-year-old who lost his life in one of the connected tragic incidents.
That controversy flamed after he took out a firearm when he was at a pool party in June 2018. His friend had given him that firearm following he saw an opposing member of the crew also taking a pistol out.
In February 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement caught and took 21 Savage into custody. The other four passengers with him, including rapper Young Nudy, his cousin, as well as two other men, had been targeted in a sting operation named the Georgia Gang Act and involved accusations of aggravated assault.
Following the arrest, ICE unveiled that 21 Savage, a British national, had been staying in the United States unlawfully since July 2006, when his non-immigration visa expired.
His attorneys argued that 21 Savage did accept he spun out his visa, however, he had been trying to get the renewal of his visa since 2017. 21 Savage was then discharged from custody however, as of March 2020, that case is still pending and currently, he isn’t allowed to depart from the country.
Then, in early 2019, he turned himself in, and in relation to an arrest warrant for felony robbery by cheating, he was booked into a south Georgia jail.
The case has a music gig under which 21 Savage received $17,000 for making an appearance at a concert, but didn’t show up and also declined to return the money. But he was discharged and as of February 2020, a court date is still pending.
Apart from music, 21 Savage created the 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign, which aids kids to understand how to handle money for life. 21 Savage made a donation of $21,000 from his own profits for the purpose.
He holds a Back to School Drive every year in the neighborhood where he was raised in Atlanta. The drive grants free school supplies, uniforms, and also haircuts to underprivileged children. Furthermore, he also made a donation of 10,000 in order to support an anti-bullying campaign for Atlanta’s Continental Colony Elementary School.
In July 2020, he made the announcement that he was introducing a free online financial literacy education program for children and teenagers stuck at home amidst a coronavirus pandemic, stating, “I feel like it’s important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life.”
He collaborated with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for the program in order to give free tablets and WiFi to underprivileged students in Atlanta.
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