Here’s everything you need to know about rising star 21 Savage.
1. 21 Savage was shot 6 times on his birthday.
21 Savage reportedly turned to music after he was shot 6 times on his 21st birthday in 2013. He almost died from blood loss after one of the bullets struck his neck.
2. Drake bought 21 Savage a Ferrari
Drake bought the Atlanta rapper a brand new Ferrari for his 24th birthday. It’s not currently clear why Drizzy opted for such an expensive gift however 21 Savage was spotted with the car in their ‘Sneakin’ video.
3. Why does 21 Savage have a dagger tattoo on his forehead?
21’s prominent face tattoo is actually a tribute to his little brother Tay Man, who was killed when he was younger. Tay Man initially got the face tatt to represent the crew they were in. However after he died, 21 Savage got the same ink as a mark of respect.
4. What is 21 Savage’s real name?
Despite the dramatic rap name, 21 Savage was actually born as Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph.
5. Where is 21 Savage from?
21 is from Atlanta, Georgia. The same area as rappers including Future, Young Thug, Gucci Mane and more.
6. He only started making music in 2015!
21 Savage has only been making music for less than one year but has rapidly become one of the biggest rappers in Atlanta. The first song to get him attention was called ‘Keep It 21,000″.
7. 21 Savage is worth almost $4m.
Although he only started making music in 2015, the rapper is reportedly worth an estimated 4 million. However following his ‘Rockstar’ collaboration with Post Malone, that number is expected to rise quickly.
8. Gucci Mane is one of 21 Savage’s inspirations.
Like many rapper’s from Atlanta, 21 Savage looks up to Gucci Mane. “He opened up a lane for street n*ggas to rap from East Atlanta, so that’s why I salute Gucci,” he said in an interview.
9. He spent High School in juvenile detention.
21 landed himself in lots of trouble while at school and was eventually kicked out for threatening another pupil with a gun. He was then kicked out of a number of schools in Atlanta before being placed in juvenile detention.
10. Does 21 Savage have any kids?
During his online episode of Sneaker Shopping with Complex, the rapper revealed he has three children.