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21 Savage's Mom Speaks Out On ICE Arrest [PHOTO]
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Over the weekend, 21 Savage was shockingly detained by ICE agents and the rapper is now facing deportation for having an expired visa.
The news surprised many fans of the artist as many believed he was from Atlanta after his comments in various interviews and music. According to an ICE spokesman, they claim he is actually a resident of the United Kingdom.
After two days of silence, his mother has come forth to clear up some of the rumors surrounding the situation on Instagram.
"It's a damn shame when we live in a world where people thrive off and feed negative energy," she wrote. "Laugh at others who are going through real life challenges, fighting for their lives & freedom... sick of it! However in the end people will see! This too shall come to pass[.] Free 21 Savage."
21 Savage's lawyer Charles H. Kuck also spoke out about the situation to Rolling Stone.
"Based upon incorrect information about prior criminal charges and now refusing to release him on bond of any amount, despite the fact that he has a pending U-Visa application (as the victim of crime) with USCIS, and that he has relief from removal available to him. He has never hidden his immigration status from the US government and is being unfairly targeted. As a minor, his family overstayed their work visas, and he, like almost two million other children, was left without legal status through no fault of his own. "This is a civil law violation, and the continued detention of Mr. Abraham-Joseph serves no other purpose than to unnecessarily punish him and try to intimidate him into giving up his right to fight to remain in the United States. We and he will fight for his release, for his family, and his right to remain in our country. No one would expect less from him."
Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors created a petition to allow 21 Savage to stay in the states.