Jay Z hires attorney to help 21 Savage
According to TMZ, the hip-hop mogul calls the arrest and detention of the “Bank Account” rapper “an absolute travesty.
He added, “In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately.”
21 Savage isn’t a Roc Nation artist, Jay-Z’s company has responded to what it calls a “matter of injustice” by hiring attorney Alex Spiro to assist with his case.
Spiro tells TMZ, “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.”
21 applied for U-Visa 4 years ago but the application was submitted just after a judge vacated his drug conviction, and they felt they were eligible for legal status. That application was neither approved nor rejected. So in 2017, 21 Savage reapplied for a U-Visa and it has been pending ever since.