Jay-Z has stepped in to assist with 21 Savage’s battle to be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to a report TMZ, Jay has hired a lawyer to work on Savage’s case. Jigga released a statement on the matter as well.
“In addition to being a successful recording artist, Savage deserves to be reunited with his children immediately,” Jay-Z said, while adding that his arrest was “an absolute travesty.” He also reiterated the same point that Savage’s team has made since the rapper’s arrest on Sunday (Feb. 3)—his U Visa application has been pending for years.
The attorney hired by Jay, Alex Spiro, also released a statement to TMZ.
“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.”
Checkout full statement from Jay-Z’s 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