(AP) — Rapper 21 Savage’s attorney says Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is trying to intimidate him to get him to leave the United States. ICE arrested Savage on Sunday, alleging that he is from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa after coming to the U.S. legally in 2005.
A lawyer not connected to 21 Savage gave his take on his situation.
His attorney, Charles Kuck, said in a statement yesterday that the government knew his immigration status because he applied for a U-Visa in 2017, but took no action against him until this past weekend. Kuck believes that ICE is keeping him in custody to try to get him to give up his right to fight to stay in America. He also said that Savage’s 2014 conviction on a federal drug charge may have played a role in his arrest, although the charge was expunged from his record last year.