Jay-Z Hires a Lawyer for 21 Savage
Jay-Z has stepped in to assist with 21 Savage's battle to be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to a report TMZ published on Wednesday (Feb. 6), Jay has hired a lawyer to work on Savage's case. Hov released a statement on the matter as well.
"In addition to being a successful recording artist, Savage deserves to be reunited with his children immediately," Jay-Z said, while adding that his arrest was "an absolute travesty." He also reiterated the same point that Savage's team has made since the rapper's arrest on Sunday (Feb. 3)—his U Visa application has been pending for years.
The attorney hired by Jay, Alex Spiro, also released a statement to the celebrity news site.
"We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out or in front of a judge," Spiro told TMZ. "What we have here is someone who overstayed their Visa with an application pending for four 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."
In addition to Jay-Z, many more of 21 Savage's peers have come to his defense, including J. Cole and even Georgia representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson—who wrote a 21 Savage endorsement letter and shared it on Twitter.
See a full statement from Jay-Z's Roc Nation for yourself just below.
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