21 Savage Surrenders to Authorities on Felony Theft Warrant: Report
New information has emerged surrounding the felony theft warrant 21 Savage recently surrendered to authorities for, in which he is accused of taking a promoter's money and not performing back in 2016. On Sunday (Feb. 17), TMZ reports the club promoter who filed the criminal complaint additionally claims the rapper demanded he be allowed to carry a gun onstage. He also reportedly complained about the opening act before bouncing.
According to the new report, the promoter at Bo'Maz Club in Hinesville, Ga., Karen Smith, gave the rapper the green light to carry the weapon. He later complained about the opening act and demanded the DJ cut his set short. When the DJ refused, 21 and company dipped without performing a single song and did not return the performance fee.
TMZ has obtained video that reportedly shows 21 and his crew leaving before performing. Check out the clip below.
TMZ reports that 21 went to Georgia's Liberty County Sheriff's Department on Friday morning (Feb. 15), and was booked for felony theft by deception. Afterwards, the rapper, who's currently out on bond after being arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was released on his own recognizance. He will appear in court at a later date to face the charge against him.
The felony warrant was issued after a club owner and promoter from South Georgia filed a report against the rapper after they paid him to perform at their venue back in 2016. The promoter claims that once 21 received a $9,500 advance from the promoter and pocketed the remaining $7,500 after showing up to the spot, he left without performing.
Although she filed the report and the felony warrant in October 2016, police didn't act on the warrant until the club's owner saw his highly-publicized arrest during Super Bowl weekend. That's when the owner and promoter decided to pursue their criminal case against the rapper once again. The charge comes as 21 continues his battle against deportation.
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