Jay-Z Shows His Support for 21 Savage by Providing Legal Help

Rapper and Roc Nation join forces to help the 26-year-old
By Mike Vulpo Feb 06, 2019 9:38 PMTags
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Jay-Z is showing his support for a rapper in a big way.

Just days after 21 Savage was arrested for reportedly overstaying his visa, the artist is getting some support from a close friend.

Attorney Alex Spiro confirms to E! News that he is helping assist in the 21 Savage case after being hired by Roc Nation and Jay-Z.

In addition, Jay-Z sounded off on the arrest and called it a complete "travesty."

"The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U visa petition has been pending for 4 years," he shared in a statement to E! News. "In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately #Free21Savage."

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Alex added to TMZ, "We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out or in front of a judge…What we have here is someone who overstayed their Visa with an application pending for 4 years—not a convicted criminal that needs to be detained and removed but, by all accounts a wonderful person, father, and entertainer who has a marijuana offense which was vacated and sealed."

"Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in this country, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the community-leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy," the statement read.

This weekend, 21 Savage is nominated for several 2019 Grammys including Best Rap/Sung Performance thanks to his "Rockstar" collaboration with Post Malone. The track is also nominated for Record of the Year.