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UPDATED Feb. 15
21 Savage sat down with ABC News’ Linsey Davis on Good Morning America this morning to give his first detailed account of what happened with ICE agents arrested him last week Sunday (Feb. 3).
Davis asked the questions the public has been asking in hopes of opening a broader conversation about immigration in America.
“You have a line that says, ‘Been through some things, but I couldn’t imagine my kids stuck at the border.’ Do you think you were targeted as a result of that?”
Savage responded, “I would see why people would think that, but I really can’t say.”
.@21Savage‘s lawyers believe this arrest had to do with a music video he released for his song “A Lot” that criticizes immigration policies on the border. https://t.co/8XGtNj5gS2 pic.twitter.com/5xiPoqhfs5
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 15, 2019
Davis went on to address the rapper’s expired Visa.
“In 2006, your Visa expired—“
“I didn’t know what a Visa was. I was 7 when I came here,” Savage said. “I knew I wasn’t born here, but I didn’t know what that meant as far as when I transition into adulthood.”
EXCLUSIVE: 21 Savage in first interview since his release on bond from ICE custody: “I knew I wasn’t born here, but I didn’t know what that meant as far as when I transitioned into an adult, how it was going to affect my life.” https://t.co/6hOI6VROMv pic.twitter.com/n4Z45vFRsR
— ABC News (@ABC) February 15, 2019
Watch 21 Savage’s full interview below.
Earlier this week, 21 Savage was released on bond from ICE custody after being arrested by them on February 3rd. The rapper is scheduled to appear on Good Morning America on this Friday (February 15) at 7a.m.
Today, the daytime network show released a short clip of Savage in the interview with Lindsey Davis. In the clip, the rapper talks about how he feels that he arrest was “targeted” and how the officers who arrested him didn’t inform him that he was under arrest or why. Watch the clip below.