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Here's everything you need to know about rising star 21 Savage, who's starting to make waves around the world.
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, leaving him with lingering nerve damage. Picture: Instagram
"21, that's my gang, that's my crew," he told HNHH. "Savage came out of nowhere. I was just looking for an Instagram name," he added. Picture: Instagram
Drake surprised fans when he 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. Picture: Instagram
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. Picture: Instagram
The pair linked up on Drake's song 'Sneakin' and shot a wild music video together. Fans started speculating that Drake had signed 21 to his OVO Sound record label after they were spotted hanging out. However this is yet to be confirmed. Interestingly they were also born in the same month, October.
During his online episode of Sneaker Shopping with Complex, the rapper revealed he has three children. Picture: Instagram
The rapper previously stated he wanted to "tear" Kylie Jenner's "a** up" and posted a series of tweets about having a crush on the reality star. However Tyga responded by teasing a diss track about the rapper. Will the situation escalate? Picture: Instagram
Despite the dramatic rap name, 21 Savage was actually born as Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph. Picture: Instagram
21 is from Atlanta, Georgia. The same area as rappers including Future, Young Thug, Gucci Mane and more. Picture: Instagram
21 Savage 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. Picture: Instagram
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". Since then he dropped 3 projects in 2015 and followed up with a collaborative mixtape 'Savage Mode' alongside producer Metro Boomin in 2016. Picture: Instagram
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 with HNHH. Picture: Instagram
Fans came to the conclusion that 21 Savage and Amber Rose had broken up after she stopped following him on Instagram. However the model told The Shade Room that it had been a mistake. “We’re still together,” she said. “I just unfollowed over 100 people though. His unfollow was on accident—It’s back up now”. Picture: Getty
Despite having no marketing plan, 21 Savage released his debut project 'Slaughter Tape' in 2015. He made the mixtape using only a Macbook and a microphone but quickly caught the attention of major rappers including Future, Young Thug, Meek Mill and more. Picture: Instagram
21 Savage's Snapchat name is 'Savage730'. The rapper is very active on the mobile app and captures all of his antics on social media. Expect appearances from rappers including Drake and Future. Picture: Instagram
Despite being called 21 Savage, he is actually 25 years-old. The rapper was born on October 22, 1992. Picture: Instagram
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. Picture: Instagram
21 Savage was named as one of the rappers to watch this year by influential Hip-Hop magazine XXL. He appeared alongside artists including Desiigner, Lil Yachty, Anderson .Paak, Lil Dicky, Lil Uzi Vert and more. Picture: Instagram
21 Savage is actually 1.83m or 6feet 0inches tall! The rapper is deceptively larger than he seems.
Back in October 2017, Amber Rose sparked rumours that she was engaged to 21 Savage after posting an Instagram video with the caption "Imma marry him". She was also spotted wearing a large diamond ring in the same month but responded to the rumours via Instagram Live with 21. "Are we married? Someone asked if we're married," Amber said. "We're not married. I love him, though."