The rallying cry for 21 Savage‘s freedom has grown with the addition of JAY-Z and Roc Nation to its roster.
Wednesday, the hip-hop titan issued a statement denouncing ICE’s detainment of 21.
“The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty,” Jay’s statement reads.
She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (@21savage) 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. pic.twitter.com/T2sfILYEF3
— Team Roc (@teamroc) February 6, 2019
“His U visa petition has been pending for 4 years,” he added. “In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately.”
According to a report from TMZ, the music mogul has also enlisted the help of attorney Alex Spiro to assist with legal matters regarding 21’s case. Spiro issued a statement, pointing out the absurdity of ICE’s claims against his new client.
Praying for 21 savage let that man be with and provide for his kids.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 5, 2019
“We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out or in front of a judge,” Spiro told TMZ.
“What we have here is someone who overstayed their visa with an application pending for four years — not a convicted criminal that needs to be detained and removed but, by all accounts, a wonderful person, father, and entertainer.”
JAY-Z joins a chorus of 21’s supporters, who include J. Cole, Cardi B, and Georgia representative Henry C. “Hank” Johnson.
All the other rappers: “Free 21 Savage.”
Jay Z: https://t.co/QHQ91EhUoB
— Corddaryl Woodford (@Corddaryl) February 7, 2019
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