Police stopped 21 Savage and searched the vehicle and found a fully loaded Glock handgun with an extended magazine in the center console of the auto. The rapper was was also allegedly driving recklessly on a sidewalk in order to get onto another street, at which point police pulled him over.
The hip-hop mogul reached out to secure support after his friend was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the weekend, who said they had "arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA "21 Savage" during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners" because he is "unlawfully present in the USA and also a convicted felon". "ICE provided incorrect information to the press when it claimed he had a criminal conviction". According to the report, it's also been alleged that 21 threw a bottle containing an unknown substance outside the window as well.
Additionally, Young Nudy was listed as the target of the operation.
Jay-Z has hired a lawyer to help UK-born rapper 21 Savage following his arrest and detainment in the US. Another person named Kalil Smith was also arrested, who was in the third vehicle carrying a M4 rifle.
Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is working with his New York-based attorney, Alex Spiro, to right what he is calling a travesty.
His representatives also say the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been aware of his address and immigration status since his 2017 visa application and he was not placed into deportation proceedings until his arrest by ICE, stating "We are unaware of why ICE apparently targeted Mr. Abraham-Joseph, but we will do everything possible to legally seek his release and pursue his available relief in immigration court".
H-4 visas are granted to the children of immigrants who hold H-1B visas, which are given to foreign workers in specialty occupations.
"In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately #Free21Savage". ICE has said that Abraham-Joseph was detained due to a 2014 felony drug case.
The rapper's legal team said earlier that he arrived in the United States at age seven, staying there continually for nearly 20 years except for a brief trip to Britain in 2005. The rapper confirmed that he was indeed born in the United Kingdom, but came at an earlier age than what was widely reported.