21 Savage was arrested earlier today (February 3) by ICE agents who claim he’s a British national.
Now, the Hip Hop world is reacting to the arrest. Almost everyone is showing support for the Atlanta-based rapper.
FREE @21SAVAGE BITCH— underdog (@lilyachty) February 4, 2019
Free 21 🗡— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 4, 2019
I got 21 questions...— Tierra Whack (@TierraWhack) February 3, 2019
Free 21 !— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) February 3, 2019
My sincere hope is to see this young man who has made a way for himself allowed to stay and continue to prosper and grow his legacy. Sincere prayers for him and his family and team. @21savage Should be allowed to remain in this country. pic.twitter.com/8Wp5GJLKHf— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) February 3, 2019
Snitching at its all time high FREE 21— DURKIOOO🦅 (@lildurk) February 3, 2019
Free lil man this shit crazy— 🅿️i'erre 🅱️ourne (@pierrebourne) February 3, 2019
This. https://t.co/VZNoYHgbQG— Honorable C.N.O.T.E (@HonorableCnote) February 3, 2019
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, ICE believes the rapper, born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is actually British and was taken into custody during a “targeted operation.”
ICE claims Savage has overstayed his visa and according to ICE spokesman Brian Cox is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” who legally entered the United States in July 2005 on a visa. That visa though expired a year later, Cox says.
21 Savage has been placed in “removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts.” The 26-year-old Atlanta-based rapper has always claimed he’s from the Georgia city.
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