It’s been a week since ICE arrested 21 Savage in Atlanta on Super Bowl Sunday. He remains imprisoned as the Grammys are set to take place. Hours before the ceremony starts, his co-manager Justin “Meezy” Williams tweeted some unfortunate news: The awards show won’t give tickets to 21’s mom to attend on his behalf.
“Sooo Grammys won’t release savages tickets to Savages mom to go to Grammys on his behalf ... that shit crazy smh …”
We won’t be going to Grammys ... the politics and shit is ridiculous ...— Stone Mound Meezy (@MEGAMEEZY) February 10, 2019
Everyone want us to be quiet bout shit that ain’t right man ... its crazy— Stone Mound Meezy (@MEGAMEEZY) February 10, 2019
I won’t blame this on race ... I blame it on lame people being LAME ...— Stone Mound Meezy (@MEGAMEEZY) February 10, 2019
The rapper was taken into ICE custody under allegations that he's a United Kingdom national. ICE claims his visa expired in July 2006 when he was just 14 and that he has since been “unlawfully present” in the United States. 21's lawyer has since accused ICE of working to “intimidate” the artist into “giving up his right to fight to remain in the United States.”
On Feb. 5, Meezy shared an update on the situation, explaining that 21's in good spirits as he's in lockdown. “Just got off phone wit Savage,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “He is in lockdown for 23hrs of the day no TV or any communication besides our 10 min phone calls... Everything I've told him that has been happening made him happy & makes this time fly by thank y'all for the support.”
21 Savage is nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance for his Post Malone collaboration, "Rockstar."