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Hip Hop Artist Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters Become American Citizen

April 15, 2016 (1 min read)

Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News, Apr. 15, 2016 - "Bronx rapper Slick Rick became a freshly sworn-in U.S. citizen Friday, marking the end of his decades-long battle against deportation.  The English-born "La-Di-Da-Di" performer — who rose to fame with collaborator Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew — fought hard for the milestone.  “I am so proud of this moment — and so honored to finally become an American citizen,” Rick, whose real name is Ricky Walters, said Friday in a statement."

Immigration attorney Ira Kurzban on right: