Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, popularly known by his stage name 21 Savage, is a successful American rapper and record producer.
He gained nationwide prominence in 2016, when he featured artistes like Drake, Future, and Post Malone in his EP titled “Savage Mode.”
A year later, his debut studio album, “Issa Album,” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and one track titled “Bank Account, listed as top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Though Savage is still making waves in the rap and music industry, that is not all there is to the 28-year-old.
Keep scrolling to find out.
A Shocking Revelation On ‘True Confessions’
Savage and Chris Rock made an appearance on “The Tonight Show,” and was asked to play a game, which he agreed to.
In the game, the players would reveal something about themselves, then try to figure out if anyone gave a false answer.
Rock disclosed that he once smoked weed with three-times Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson, but he was caught in the lie.
When it was Savage’s turn, things almost got out of hand. The rapper revealed that he had only a few hours left in his training to become a certified pilot for single-engine planes. Wow!
Rock and the show’s host, Jimmy Fallon tried to ascertain that the rapper was joking, but he wasn’t, and that left viewers with dropped jaws.
Not that fans did not think the rapper capable of other ventures, but this one was not something fans would have thought about in a million years.
Savage and Rock also paid a visit to Fallon’s show, to speak about their upcoming movie project “Spiral: From the Book of Saw.”
According to reports, Savage is the executive producer for the horror film’s soundtrack, and Rock is the executive producer of the film, as well as the main cast.
Although this is a big move for Savage, he seems ready and capable of seeing it through, and fans cannot wait.
Savage Always Dreamt Of Being A Pilot
It is not news that famous people often develop interest in other things that have nothing to do with their main careers.
While some of them picked this interest along the way, others dreamt of it for a long time.
The “Ghostface Killers” singer falls into the latter category. During a discussion with Seth Rogen for “Interview Magazine” in 2018, Savage mentioned that he wants to use his flight simulator.
He also disclosed to the interviewer that ever since he was a child, he loved airplanes, and that he was already learning how to fly a jet.
Surprisingly, if the rapper had followed through on his dreams, he probably would have ended up in the Air Force, flying planes all the time.
Savage Loved & Dreaded Planes
Many people like Savage learn to curb their anxieties about a certain event by diving right into it.
Although the rapper loved planes and how they moved swiftly in the air, he also dreaded being in one.
During a discussion with an issue of “The Fader” in 2017, Savage opened up about his reasons for avoiding planes the best way he could.
He said that was suffering from fear of plane crashes and hijacking at the time. However, he learned to overcome his fears by chewing gum anytime he got on a plane.
It was either that or he rides the bus!