Jay-Z is standing with 21 Savage and supporting him through his deportation issues. Now TMZ has reported that Hov has hired a lawyer to work on Savage’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) case. He also released a statement about why he felt compelled to intervene.
“In addition to being a successful recording artist, Savage deserves to be reunited with his children immediately,” Jay-Z said, while adding that 21 Savage’s arrest was “an absolute travesty.” He also confirmed that the Atlanta native has a US Visa application that’s been pending for years.
“We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out or in front of a judge,” he 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 who has a marijuana offense which was vacated and sealed.”
See Jay-Z’s full statement from Roc Nation below.
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