Wednesday afternoon, TMZ came through with a report of JAY sharing his assessment of the arrest and detainment. Additionally, Roc Nation has enlisted attorney Alex Spiro to assist with all legal matters moving forward. Jay called the situation an "absolute travesty" and is calling for 21 to be immediately reunited with his family.
Spiro pointed to the absurdity of ICE's claims against his new client, vowing that he and his team will not stop until 21 "is released, bonded out, or in front of a judge."
Here's the full statement from JAY:
The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U visa petition has been pending for 4 years. In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately, #Free21Savage
As explained in a statement from 21's team Tuesday, the artist behind December 2018's excellent i am > i was came to the U.S. legally when he was seven years old and remained until 2005, at which point he briefly visited the U.K. and returned within the same month. Later, 21 "lost his legal status through no fault of his own."
21's detainment has been widely slammed by fellow artists, most recently including ASAP Rocky. " from the A," he said while being bothered by a paparazzo at LAX Tuesday. "How you gon' judge that man?