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Posted: February 04, 2019

Demi Lovato deletes Twitter account over 21 Savage backlash

FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lovato has deleted her Twitter account following criticism that she was laughing at memes about 21 Savage. The Grammy-nominated rapper was taken into federal immigration custody in the Atlanta area early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. An official said the artist is a British citizen who overstayed his visa and also has a felony conviction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lovato has deleted her Twitter account following criticism that she was laughing at memes about 21 Savage. The Grammy-nominated rapper was taken into federal immigration custody in the Atlanta area early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. An official said the artist is a British citizen who overstayed his visa and also has a felony conviction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES —

Singer Demi Lovato has deleted her Twitter account following criticism that she was laughing at memes about 21 Savage.

The Grammy-nominated rapper was taken into federal immigration custody in the Atlanta area early Sunday. An official says the rapper is a British citizen who overstayed his visa and is also has a felony conviction.

Lovato had tweeted: "So far 21 savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl." She later clarified she wasn't laughing "at anyone getting deported."

The rapper Wale tweeted he didn't get the joke and rapper Migos wrote it wasn't funny.

Some users thought it was wrong for others to criticize Lovato, who was hospitalized in July following a drug overdose.


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Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage in US immigration custody

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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in City Park in New Orleans. Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Atlanta area.