21 Savage Says ICE Arrest Was “Definitely Targeted”
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on February 15, 2019
The singer yesterday officially revealed his political ambitions of standing against Kato Lubwama for the Rubaga North MP seat come 2021.
21 Savage was granted release on bond this week after being arrested on February 3 by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The rapper is now slated to appear on “Good Morning America” at February 15 at 7 a.m. Eastern for his first interview since the arrest.
In a clip released by “Good Morning America,” Savage tells ABC News’ Linsey Davis that his arrest was “definitely targeted.” When Davis asked Savage what happened the day of the arrest, he said: “I don’t even know, I was just driving and I just seen guns and blue lights. And then I was in the back of a car and I was gone.” When she asked if authorities told him he was under arrest, Savage replied “Nah, they didn’t say nothing. They just said, ‘We got Savage.’” Watch the clip below.
21 Savage’s legal team released a statement on his behalf this week. “He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members, and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country,” the statement reads. “And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.”
ICE claimed that 21 was a “United Kingdom national” who “is unlawfully present in the U.S.” After the arrest, the rapper confirmed via representatives that he was born in the United Kingdom. He said he came to the United States when he was 7 under an H-4 visa, departed in 2005 to visit the United Kingdom, and returned that same year. His representatives claimed 21 lost legal status in 2006 “through no fault of his own” and was in attempting to obtain another visa when he was arrested by ICE.