Following his recent arrest, rapper 21 Savage has been getting massive support from industry colleagues.
TMZ reports that Jay Z thinks 21 Savage’s arrest and detention is “an absolute travesty” and should be released so he can reunite with his kids. To help speed up his release, the music mogul hired lawyer, Alex Spiro to assist with his case.
“We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out or in front of a judge … What we have here is someone who overstayed their Visa with an application pending for 4 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,” Spiro tells TMZ.
According to reports,21 Savage actually had a US Visa permit pending for 4 years before he reapplied for one in 2017, which as we reported may have led to a background check that discovered his visa was expired and triggered his arrest. According to TMZ, his lawyer, Dina LaPolt says they are working round the clock to get him out of detention.
We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy,” she said.