Famous Atlanta Rapper 21 Savage was held in an ICE Detention Center for 9 days, after it was revealed that he is actually not from the United States, instead hailing from the United Kingdom. His visa expired roughly 11 years ago, and in a GMA interview he claimed that he came to the United States when he was about 7 years old.
21 Savage’s legal team, which Jay Z hired for him, released a statement on his behalf this week. “He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members, and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country,” the statement reads. “And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.”
The legal team also showed that they thought he was targeted in this statement: “We believe, honestly, that he was targeted—of course, like they said—and part of the reason, we think, is both because he’s a celebrity, and they can use this as a way to send a message, and also, perhaps, because of his music.”
Also, 21 Savage in the GMA interview also said that he thought the was targeted, potentially based on lyrics in his latest song, A Lot Saying, " Went through some things, but I couldn’t imagine my kids stuck at the border (Straight up) ", but that he was not sure.
We are waiting for updates on this case, and in the mean time, many artists have released messages in support of 21 Savage