21 Savage’s jarring arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Sunday (Feb. 3) sent shockwaves throughout the hip-hop community. ICE spokesman, Bryan Cox, alleges that 21 actually came over from the United Kingdom in 2005 and has now overstayed an expired American visa that was only good for one year.
With the “Bank Account” rapper in custody, a slew of jokes were made on social media at his expense. Meanwhile, many rappers took to social media to address the seriousness of the issue and show their support for 21 Savage with his freedom in peril.
“We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with the authorities to clear up any misunderstandings,” 21’s lawyer Dina LaPolt said in a statement following the breaking news. The Slaughter Gang frontman is also up for a pair of Grammy noms next Sunday (Feb. 10)