Rapper Slick Rick Becomes a U.S. Citizen After 40 Years

Rapper Slick Rick Becomes a U.S. citizen after 40 years in the country.

The rap legend was sworn in on Friday morning at an NYC courthouse. The British born rap legend said, “I am so proud of this moment — and so honored to finally become an American citizen.”

Rick the Ruler’s had immigration issues since 1990 when he did prison time for a self-defense shooting. He was eventually pardoned, but was threatened with deportation several times.

He’s been working on becoming a citizen for more than 23 years. Rick says he’ll have dual citizenship … he’s not giving up his British passport.