Slick Rick. Deportation drama

NEW YORK GOVERNOR PARDONS SLICK RICK

Rapper Slick Rick was issued an official pardon by New York Governor David A. Paterson today (May 23), in a final attempt to prevent the pioneering rapper from being deported to the United Kingdom. The 43-year-old rapper has been locked in a battle in Federal Immigration Court fighting deportation, due to a 1991 conviction on two counts of attempted murder and weapons offenses. Slick Rick, born Ricky Walters, is facing deportation due to a federal statute that requires a lawful resident alien []