According to new reports, Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation, hired fellow rapper 21 Savage an attorney amid his problems with the law! As you may know, the star was arrested by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement due to the fact that it was discovered he is a U.K. citizen and has been living in America illegally for over a decade!
ICE has reported that 21 Savage is awaiting removal proceedings at this time!
Jay Z released an official statement to Billboard in defense of his fellow hip-hop star, saying: ‘The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U-visa petition has been pending for 4 years. In addition to being a very successful recording artist, 21 also deserves to be reunited with his children immediately, #Free21Savage.’
Jay Z is in fact the latest one to show support to 21 Savage since a lot of people seem to be in his corner.
Yesterday, 21’s team also released a statement explaining his situation.
‘Mr. Abraham-Joseph (aka 21 Savage) was born in the United Kingdom. Mr. Abraham-Joseph arrived legally in the U.S. at the age of 7… and has been physically present in the United States for almost twenty years, except for a short visit abroad. Unfortunately, back in 2006 Abraham-Joseph’s legal status expired through no fault of his own,’ the message reads.
The statement also slams all claims that the rapper was previously arrested for drug possession, charges that CBS News reported contributed to his detainment by the ICE agents.
That being said, his team argued that since he has no criminal charges, 21 Savage is free to ‘seek relief from removal in immigration court,’ and dragged ICE for releasing incorrect information about his criminal record to the press.