21 Savage still remains in ICE custody. The father-of-three, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody for possible removal from the U.S. early Sunday (February 3) morning. Following his arrest, an ICE spokesperson told TMZ , 21, who was believed to be an Atlanta-native, is “a U.K. national who is unlawfully in the country and has been since 2006 when his visa expired.” However, 21’s attorney Charles H. Kuck recently disputed those claims telling TMZ his client applied for a “U-Visa back in 2017” and his application is still pending. He added that ICE has known about 21’s application, yet took no action until this weekend.
His manager gave us an update after he spoke to 21.
A lot of his friends have his back too! In an effort to free 21 and stop his possible deportation, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, started an online petition , which has garnered over 100,000 signatures since its creation earlier this week. Fans and celebrities alike have signed the petition, with big names like Cardi B , Post Malone , and more sharing the link to it on their personal social media accounts.
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We will read and educate ourselves on this situation and we will take action! 21 did not come here illegally and was not caught doing anything illegal or doing any mischief! in fact he have change his whole life around and as ya can see he’s been very positive in his actions and music ! Now let me get ghetto ….and for ya dick breath motherfuckers talking bout “sO hE nOt FrOm AtLaNta “ he grew up there !his kids and family live there and BLEW UP there with the support of the community he was raised in.Thank you @21savage for being really good friend to me and @offsetyrn and always coming thru when we need you .
Your obsession w/our culture is scary to say the least. I hate giving you the attention you so desperately crave. Laughing @ ppl getting deported as if your ancestors discovered America. Are you Native American? You fkn clown. https://t.co/7m0fYnubkq
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) February 4, 2019
Free 21 🗡
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 4, 2019
ALL THE MEMES AND SHIT AINT FUNNY WHEN SOMEBODY GOING THROUGH SOME
PRAYING FOR MY DAWG
AINT SHIT FUNNY HIS FANILY
DEPENDING ON HIM
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) February 4, 2019
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) February 4, 2019