21 Savage Shares His Experience While In ICE Detention

  • He shared that he was separated from his children for two weeks, but some people had been there for years.

Earlier this year, 21 Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while driving around Atlanta. The arrest came as a surprise and showed us that the he wasn’t the ATL star that everyone thought. In the days that would follow we would lean that the British-born artist was accused of overstaying his Visa and was taken into custody, a move that prompted many to question whether or not he was targeted because of his philanthropic and community building moves with his charity, the “21 Savage Bank Account Campaign.”

21 has graced the covers of the latest issue of Paper magazine where they also detail Savage’s experience and the legal hurdles surrounding his arrest. Although Savage was advised by his counsel not to go into speaking about his troubles, the Issa Album hitmaker did talk about what it was like being separated from his family.

“I didn’t see my kids for almost two weeks,” 21 says of his time in detainment. “There are people in detention centers just sitting for months and even years not being able to see their families. Then some of those people just end up being sent off overnight to a place they ain’t never really lived and they don’t ever see their family after that.”


Read up 21 Savage’s full Paper interview here.

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