Jay Z hires top immigration lawyer for 21 savage

Johannesburg - In the wake of British rapper 21 Savage’s immigration woes and surprise arrest after tweeting that he was residing illegally in the united states, celebrities such Jay-Z have shown tremendous support for him.

21 Savage whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham Joseph remains detained and under U.S police official custody with the possibility of deportation and according to TMZ American music mogul Jay-Z has assigned his immigration lawyer Alex Spiro to his deportation fight.

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The 49-year-old rapper, who described 21’s arrest as "an absolute travesty", further went onto elaborate on how his own U Visa application was pending for years now, according to The Guardian.

Although 21 is not a Roc Nation artist, Jay-Z’s company has reportedly described this occurrence as a, “matter of injustice.”

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The 99 problems hit maker who has three U.S citizen children, his mother along with his four other siblings who are all in the country lawfully – has since gained the support of many other celebrities.

In a recent post shared by Cardi B on her Instagram page, the Money rapper defended 21 simply writing that he, “did not come here illegally” and that he had since turned his life around.


SOURCES: TMZ, The Guardian