Vince Staples, Meek Mill, Lil Yachty and More Show 21 Savage Support After ICE Arrest

Many celebrities and rappers alike took to social media to comment on 21 Savage's ICE arrest Sunday.

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21 Savage was reportedly arrested in Atlanta on Sunday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The rapper, who is reportedly is a British national, was arrested during a targeted operation and is expected to be deported, according to ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox.

In response to the unexpected arrest, celebrities took to social media to condemn the federal agency and express their support for the rapper. 

Abolish ICE

— Alex Tumay (@alextumay) February 3, 2019

Alex Tumay, a mix engineer who has worked with many Atlanta rappers, fired off a series of tweets challenging those making jokes about 21's arrest. 

These jokes are terrible, especially from a bunch of folks acting woke 99% of the time. Fuck ICE.

— Alex Tumay (@alextumay) February 3, 2019

ICE got thousands of kids separated from their parents forever and y’all quiet but y’all wanna make the lowest hanging fruit jokes for this.

— Alex Tumay (@alextumay) February 3, 2019

ICE arresting celebrities to divert attention from the fact they just admitted they can’t reconnect kids with their parents and y’all eating it up. Yikes.

— Alex Tumay (@alextumay) February 3, 2019

Less than 24 hours ago they admitted they had no way to connect thousands of immigrant children with their parents ever. Refocus.

— Alex Tumay (@alextumay) February 3, 2019

Tumay also noted how connected 21 is to the city of Atlanta, as well as how much he's contributed. 

21 does so much for the city and the youth. 💔

— Alex Tumay (@alextumay) February 3, 2019

Atlanta-based rappers, iLoveMakonnen and Father, also used Twitter to comment on 21's arrest. However, both alluded to hearing rumors about his citizenship status. 

niggas was right all these years 😮

— father (@father) February 3, 2019

I hope this ends well

— father (@father) February 3, 2019


— C.V Thomas (@lilyachty) February 4, 2019

Lil Yachty and Meek Mill also shared their support for 21 by calling for his freedom. 

Free 21 🗡

— MeekMill (@MeekMill) February 4, 2019

I got 21 questions...

— Tierra Whack (@TierraWhack) February 3, 2019

Singer and actress Abra took to Twitter to comment on sex trafficking in major cities, which she claimed is heightened during large events such as the Super Bowl. She then criticized ICE for failing to funnel resources towards actual life-threatening epidemics and rather investing time into targeting and arresting 21 Savage. There have been reports that the sex trafficking claims are a myth, however this year, 33 people were arrested in Atlanta for sex trafficking ahead of the annual event. 

However, celebs such as Tierra Whack used 21's arrest as an opportunity to for laughs. 

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