It calls out injustice, celebrates life and reunites us all at the same time. "And we're all so happy to be here".
The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration operation early on February 3. The group has cited that the rapper came to the U.S.at the age of 14, while 21 Savage's legal team has said that he came to the States when he was seven. And when they found out he was living here illegally, they made a decision to detain him.
The rapper, Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the USA in July 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later, officials said.
However, two consistent pieces of information can be determined: 21 Savage was legally in the United States during 2005 and his visa he was here on expired in 2006.More news: Morgan Stanley to buy Calgary-based Solium Capital for $1.1 billion
U.K. -born rapper 21 Savage, who faces possible deportation from the United States, was largely unmentioned at the Grammys on Sunday, although his supporters on social media criticized stars for their silence.
Its been a week since 21 Savage was arrested by ICE in Atlanta on Super Bowl Sunday.
'We won't be going to Grammys ... the politics and shit is ridiculous.
In 2017, Abraham-Joseph applied for a U Visa, which is created to give resident status to an individual who has been victimized by crime (a shooting in 2013 in this case) while in the US.More news: Savage Officially Released From ICE Custody
In a statement sent out ahead of the Grammy awards, Define American called 21 Savage's arrest an example of "the racial injustice that is endemic to the US of mass detention and mass incarceration systems".
It followed a similar apology by National Basketball Association star LeBron James, who had shared 21 Savage's lyric on his Instagram account, where critics drew attention to it. "Shortly thereafter he was detained".
Last week, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out the lyrics in question: "The gas was off, so we had to boil up the water/ Been through some things so I can't imagine my kids stuck at the border/ Flint still need water/ People was innocent, couldn't get lawyers".
Savage was arrested just days after the performance, causing many to question whether the rapper's detention was connected to his criticism of USA immigration policies. This situation has become more complicated, as ICE has said that the group intends to deport 21 Savage, who has three American children, back to the United Kingdom.More news: Company that promised one-way ticket to Mars goes bankrupt
If anything, when the rapper is released, he will probably advocate even more for the many people who are being mistreated by ICE and the US immigration system.
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