A meme is nothing…
Since 21 Savage’s release capture from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), the jokes and memes went wild on social media. Everyone was stunned that he was from London and then wondered if he still had an accent.
Since his release from ICE, 21 has confirmed that he did have a British accent when he was younger, however, once he started school in the states he was teased for it.
In an interview with the New York Times, he was asked if he had a British accent.
“Yeah, I had a accent, ’cause my first day of school they was making fun of me so I beat somebody up, and they was calling me “taekwondo kid.” I know I had a accent, but I been here 20 years — I don’t know what happened to it.”
Well, that answers that. I guess we won’t be getting any U.K. grimy rap from him in the near future.
How about the memes then? Did he take offense to them as some others did?
Surprisingly, 21 said he was “appreciative” of the memes and even admitted to being entertained by some of them.
“Some of them was funny — I ain’t gonna lie. I was appreciative of that. I coulda been another person who just, “He locked up? Damn,” and nobody said nothing. Some people, I see why they was mad. It ain’t about the meme, it’s about the bigger picture. But I done been through way worse things in my life than somebody putting me on a meme. I been shot — what is a meme? A meme is nothing. That’s something on the internet that I can do like this [turns over phone] and never see again. I look at bullet scars every day, so it’s like, a meme, bro?”
You can read 21’s entire interview with the New York Times here or watch his first interview since being released with “Good Morning America” below.
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