21 Savage's lawyer condemns ICE for rapper's detainment, says he 'never hid' his immigration status from government

February 6, 2019
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“Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph — also known as 21 Savage — is a young man who I’ve spent time with, and I’m impressed with him and the many positive things that he has done to uplift the youth of our community,” Johnson said in a statement to the Daily News.

“For two years ICE has known where to locate Shayaa, so it concerns me that ICE chose to arrest him in a targeted operation on Super Bowl Sunday,” he continued. “Shayaa is not a convicted felon subject to removal, and he should be allowed to post bond while waiting immigration proceedings on his visa request.”

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