Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Jay-Z hires an attorney to help 21 Savage

Jay-Z hires an attorney to help 21 Savage

ICE is reportedly holding 21 Savage in the state of Georgia for being unlawfully present in the U.S. and for being a felon.

A legal team are now working on a case for the 26-year-old rapper, and say it is all a "misunderstanding".

The hip-hop mogul reached out to secure support after his friend was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the weekend, who said they had "arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA "21 Savage" during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners" because he is "unlawfully present in the USA and also a convicted felon".

The police reports - according to TMZ - state that 21 had a "fully loaded glock" in the lockbox of the red dodge challenger he was pulled over in.

Abraham-Joseph was taken away in handcuffs by Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco agents, and ultimately ended up in the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE has claimed that is when he came to the country for the first time at the age of 12.

Jay-Z has hired an attorney to help 21 Savage, so he does not get deported to the United Kingdom, as he also slammed the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

According to Variety Jay-Z has enlisted his lawyer, Alex Spiro, to help assist in the rapper's case.

21 Savage was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the hit "Rockstar", with Post Malone, including the coveted record of the year category, ahead of the televised ceremony on Sunday.

Immigration attorney Charles Kuck said the rapper came to the U.S. legally.

Abraham-Joseph has been placed into removal proceedings, ICE said.

21 Savage's lawyers also reiterated their previous statement that the rapper never hid his immigration status from authorities and that there is no legal reason for his detainment, as they claim he is not a flight risk and has proven himself a valuable member of his community. Jay Z released a statement on Facebook that said Savage deserved to be reunited with his family immediately.

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