When 21 Savage was arrested by ICE, the revelation of his British background came as a surprise to everyone, this also sparked an online discussion on immigration and inspired a myriad of memes mocking 21 Savage’s situation.

A couple of celebrities hopped on the comedic train, including Chris Brown, who eventually got into an online feud with Offset over the joke. 21 Savage has finally opened up about the incident.

“It ain’t about the meme, it’s about the bigger picture,” Savage stated. “But I done been through way worse things in my life than somebody putting me on a meme,” he said. “I been shot — what is a meme? A meme is nothing. That’s something on the internet that I can do like this [turns over phone] and never see again. I look at bullet scars every day, so it’s like, a meme, bro?”

“It’s like my worst nightmare,” he said of his immigration case. “That’s why it’s always been trying to get corrected.”