Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that 21 Savage was denied entry into Canada so Drake brought out Lil Baby to his show in Toronto.
21 Savage will not be coming to Canada on Drake’s upcoming It’s All A Blur Tour.
Drake’s It’s All A Blur Tour is scheduled to hit Montreal on July 14 and 15 and Vancouver Aug. 28 and 29. Details for the Toronto show are “to be announced.”
Savage is not listed on Ticketmaster’s page for the Canadian shows, nor on the websites for Rogers Arena and the Bell Centre. A source has confirmed he will not be on those dates.
21 Savage has a well-publicized immigration and legal situation that could prevent him from entering the country.
In 2019, 21 was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It was revealed he was a citizen of the United Kingdom who overstayed an H-4 visa that expired in 2006. That case is still pending.
It was also later revealed during that initial incident with ICE, he was charged with gun and drug possession. He turned himself in for those charges in 2021. 21 Savage continues to fight those charges.
There was some hope among Canadian music fans that the Drake factor would come into play again. The Canadian superstar posted that he “runs the border” on the screen during the Young Money reunion in Toronto last year, when it seemed like Lil Wayne wasn’t going to make it, only to appear triumphantly.
21 Savage is a prisoner to the borders of the United States no more — he’s got a Green Card after a years-long immigration battle — according to his buddy, Drake.
Drake just dropped his song “8AM in Charlotte” where he makes the stunning reveal, rapping, “Savage got a green card straight out of the consulate. Where I go, you go, brother, we Yugoslavian.” As we reported, it was way back in 2019 when 21 was detained by ICE officials and the world learned the rapper was actually from the UK, and had been living in the U.S. illegally for years after his Visa expired. Authorities claimed during that arrest, 21 also tossed a bottle of codeine, and a handgun was found in his vehicle — further complicating his situation.