21 Savage Lawyers Say He Was Targeted By ICE Agents – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire rap superstar 21 Savage teamed up with J Cole on his new track, "A Lot." The song was released January 8, 2019, and is the new single from his #1 Album I Am > I Was ( I Am Greater Than I Was.) The 26-year-old rapper gets political on the song blasting Trump's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for detaining innocent children at the border. In the song, he raps
“Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border/ Flint still need water/ People was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers.”
However, immigration attorneys reject that claim and say ICE officials are trying to "intimidate" him and make him leave the country. They say the rapper is being held without bond on "incorrect information about prior criminal charges." His legal team released a statement on the matter and said, “Mr. Abraham-Joseph was born in the United Kingdom. Mr. Abraham-Joseph arrived legally in the United States at the age of 7.” Atlanta's WSB-2H-4 Visa, Charles H. Kuck
Kuck said the rap star has no criminal record, in spite of claims by ICE that he was convicted of a felony in 2014. He continued “Mr. Abraham-Joseph has never hid his immigration status from the US government. The Department of Homeland Security has known his address and his history since his filing for the U Visa in 2017, yet they took no action against him until this past weekend,” Kuck added. “ICE can only continue to detain individuals who are a threat [to] the community or a flight risk to not show up at their hearings. . . . Mr. Abraham-Joseph is clearly not a danger to the community, and in fact, his contributions to local communities and schools that he grew up in are examples of the type of immigrant we want in America."
Jay Z told the Daily Mail, “In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately.” You can bet Jay is doing all he can to get his artist released. Savage is signed to Hov's Roc Nation and the rap icon has already hired powerhouse Alex Spiro to assist with the rapper's detainment. He also put the following post on Facebook:
The 21's manager posted, and then deleted a post on Twitter about the rappers living conditions that said, “Just got off the phone wit Savage… he is in lockdown for 23hrs of the day no tv or any communication beside out 10 min phone calls.” We hope everything works out for the kid, and will keep you posted on further details.