21 Savage’s mother Heather Joseph spoke about her son’s arrest for the first time.
On Sunday, Feb. 3, ICE arrested 21 Savage in Atlanta. The rapper has been taken into ICE custody under allegations that he’s a United Kingdom national. ICE claims his visa expired in July 2006 when he was just 14, and that he has since been “unlawfully present” in the United States.
“It’s a damn shame when we live in a world where people thrive off and feed negative energy, 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,” she wrote on Instagram Story.
21’s mom was referring to the many memes and jokes that hit the Internet after the rapper was arrested. The conservative commentator Tomi Lahren was one of the people who poked fun. This enraged Cardi B, who again threatened to dog walk Tomi.
21’s lawyer has since accused ICE of working to “intimidate” the artist into “giving up his right to fight to remain in the United States.”
Savage’s co-manager has just shared an update on the situation, explaining that he’s in good spirits but is currently in lockdown. “Just got off phone wit Savage,” he tweeted.
“He is in lockdown for 23hrs of the day no TV or any communication besides our 10 min phone calls… Everything I’ve told him that has been happening made him happy & makes this time fly by thank y’all for the support.”
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