Savage Was Reportedly Arrested with A Fully Loaded Gun

21 Savage's visa ran out some years ago. Credit PA

21 Savage has been in the media recently because he was reportedly detained by ICE agents after the arrest of his cousin.

The hip-hop mogul calls the arrest and detention of the "Bank Account" rapper "an absolute travesty" ... and points out his U Visa application has been pending for years.

21 Savage, real name She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has gone on record through representatives to officially declare his immigration status, after US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained him under threat of deportation on Sunday. "News" that he was helping in the case after being hired by Jay and Roc Nation. They allege that he has been living in the country illegally since overstaying his visa as a child.

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, attorneys for the rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, confirmed he was born in the United Kingdom and also that he came to the U.S. when he was just 7 years old. Mr. Abraham-Joseph arrived legally in the United States at the age of 7 under an H-4 visa. According to a report TMZ, Jay has hired a lawyer to work on Savage's case.

ICE has said the artist was convicted of felony drug charges in October 2014, but Spiro said it was a marijuana conviction that was vacated.

But Jay-Z did a little more for the incarcerated rapper by hiring attorney Alex Spiro to help with his legal troubles.

On top of that, according to Variety, if Savage isn't freed by this year's Grammy Awards on February 10, there will be an immigration tribute done in his honor during the broadcast.

Plus, Savage's team believes he was arrested because the rapper criticized the immigration laws while performing his new J.Cole assisted-song "A Lot" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".

The rapper has applied for a U-visa, which is pending with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Kuck said. "ICE provided incorrect information to the press when it claimed he had a criminal conviction". It has reportedly been pending for four years.

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