Find out the details on why it took Slick Rick so long to get his citizenship on the flip…
He had been seeking American citizenship for the last 23 years, but the process was deterred by a 1990 conviction for attempted second degree murder (and a subsequent stint in prison).
Following multiple attempts by the federal immigration courts to deport him, Slick Rick was pardoned by then-New York governor David Paterson in 2008.
The “La Di Da Di” rapper released a statement which reads as follows:
“This has been a long time coming for me, and I am relieved to finally put this long chapter behind me.”
“I am so proud of this moment—and so honored to finally become an American citizen.”
“This has been a long time coming for me, and I am relieved to finally put this long chapter behind me. I want to thank everyone—my family, friends and fans—who have supported me and stuck by me over these 23 years. I am truly blessed—and stay tuned, I will have more to announce soon.”
We are happy for Slick Rick. This is really cool despite the road blocks her endured on the way to his goal.
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Photos: Instagram/ Slick Rick