Photo credit: Getty / Nicholas Hunt
After ICE came for 21 Savage for overstaying his visa, celebrities have been speaking out in support for him. One celeb that really stepped up is Jay-Z who hired an immigration attorney, Alex Spiro, to help out on the case.
In a recent Facebook post, Jay-Z called “the arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty”… he finished the post saying, “21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately.”
Spiro told TMZ, “We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out or in front of a judge.” According to ICE, Savage came to the states when he was 12 in 2005 and has overstayed his visa after it expired. Spiro added in his statement, “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 offence which was vacated and sealed.”
Along with Jay-Z, artists like YG, J. Cole and Cardi have come to his defense. Georgia Rep, Henry C. Johnson even wrote him an endorsement letter.
21 Savage is nominated for two Grammy Awards this weekend.
We hope the rapper gets released as soon as possible!