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Atlanta rapper Young Nudy arrested when 21 Savage taken into ICE custody

Atlanta rapper Young Nudy was arrested in DeKalb County Sunday night with rapper 21 Savage, who is detained by ICE officials for overstaying his visa.

Atlanta rapper Young Nudy was arrested in DeKalb County Sunday night with Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage on unrelated assault and gang charges. 

Young Nudy, who’s real name is Quantavious Thomas, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and gang charges on Sunday Feb. 3, according to police records.

Young Nudy is an Atlanta native and is reportedly related to 21 Savage and Offset, from Migos. He has done several collaborations with both artists and is signed to Quality Control, which also manages 21 Savage and Migos. 

According to a post on his Instagram, Young Nudy preformed at The Atrium Sunday night in Stone Mountain, alongside Yo Gotti, City Girls and Moneybagg Yo.

His car was pulled over when officers spotted him leaving the club around 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the DeKalb County Police report. Also in the car was rapper 21 Savage, who was taken into custody by Customs and Immigration Enforcement for allegedly overstaying his visa.

According to the DeKalb County criminal arrest warrants, Young Nudy was charged with aggravated assault in 2017 after allegedly shooing a man twice -- one in the hip and buttocks. The man told police he grew up with the rapper and positively identified him in a police line-up. The warrant states that Young Nudy is "a member of a known neighborhood gang" and cited multiple photos of the rapper holding up gang signs. 

He was also charged with criminal gang activity on the same day as the aggravated assault charge. The shooting allegedly happened on Eastland Rd. SE in Atlanta, according to the arrest warrant. 

Young Nudy was arrested for the 2017 charges on Super Bowl Sunday and booked in DeKalb County Jail. He was later released.

Credit: DeKalb County Police
Rapper Young Nudy, aka Quantavious Thomas, was arrested in a traffic stop with fellow rapper, 21 Savage. Thomas was arrested on unrelated assault and gang charges.

21 Savage, who’s real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, allegedly entered the U.S. legally in 2005 when he was 12-years-old but did not leave when his visa expired in 2006, according to ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox.

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Though listed on many sites and bios as an Atlanta native, Cox said 21 Savage is a British citizen.

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21 Savage performed in the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Jan. 31. He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance for his hit, “Rockstar.”

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