21 Savage Talks Moving from London, Having a British Accent

In an interview with ABC News last week, 21 Savage spoke out for the first time since being arrested and released by ICE. Now, he’s speaking more in-depth with Jon Caramanica for The New York Times.

The Atlanta rapper talked about life in the UK and moving across the pond. “I come from the poor side of London,” he said. “My grandma house is real skinny. So when we first moved here, we was living in the hood still, but it was, like, way bigger. The toilet size, the bathroom size, it was just different. But I fell in love with it. It’s all I know.”

21 also spoke on having a British accent and how other kids treated him in the US. “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,'” he said. “My mama whupped me, she made me stay in the house. So I know I had a accent, but I been here 20 years — I don’t know what happened to it.”

Read the full interview HERE.

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