Although 21 Savage submitted for a U visa in 2017, the status remains pending and before the arrest, Immigration Customs Enforcement made no contact. Attorney Charles H. Kuck, representing 21 Savage says the rapper is being unnecessarily punished.
Kuck says 21 Savage’s visa application resulted from the rapper falling victim to violent crime. This 2013 shooting incident left 21 Savage injured and his best friend murdered. Being a victim of this crime puts 21 Savage in position to hold permanent residency.
Despite having his 2014 felony drug possession conviction expunged, 21 savage remains in ICE detention.