On Wednesday, Feb. 6, JAY-Z and Roc Nation announced that they will be joining the fight to free 21 Savage from ICE custody.
In an official statement, JAY-Z says, “The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, Our Sources had reported that 21 savage was arrested by U.S immigration after they discovered he is a British citizen living in the US illegally.
ICE reportedly holding 21 Savage in the state of Georgia for being unlawfully present in the US and for being a felon. He was convicted of drugs charges in 2014.
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@21Savage, She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is currently 26 years old, an engaged father of 3 children who were born in the U.S. U.K. born Abraham-Joseph has been living in the U.S. since the age of 7. In 2017, he applied for a U visa yet last week he was arrested by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). Last week, Abraham-Joseph also released an extended version of his single “A Lot” which speaks about immigration injustice; “Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border.” This is no coincidence. #FREE21SAVAGE
However, we couldn’t agree more. Obviously, 21 isn’t a Roc Nation artist, but that didn’t stop Hov from doing what he could to help the father, son, and one of hip-hop’s brightest stars. Alex Spiro is dedicated to seeing the man born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph free: