21 Savage is currently detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), after they discovered he is a British citizen living in the US illegally.
According to TMZ, Jay-Z said the arrest and detention of the rapper is “an absolute travesty” and points out that his US Visa application has been pending for years. He said;
“In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately.”
It was also confirmed that Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation has responded to what it calls a “matter of injustice” by hiring attorney Alex Spiro to assist with his case. Spiro told TMZ;
“We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out or in front of a judge … What we have here is someone who overstayed their Visa with an application pending for 4 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.”
According to reports, 21 Savage actually had a visa permit pending for four years before he reapplied for his US Visa in 2017, which they claim must have led the authorities to do a background check that discovered his visa was expired before his arrest.