In an interview with Big Facts on Thursday (Oct. 1), 21 Savage recalled visiting Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who helped provide him with legal counsel after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained him last year, once he was released.
"When I got out, I pulled up on Jay-Z at his house and sh--. Him and Beyoncé was in there," he says in the interview. "And we was kicking it. He a regular n---a. I just was thanking him. When I first got out, I texted him like, 'I'mma pay you back.' He was like, 'I don't want your money.' He said, 'Pay me back by being great.' So I pulled up on him, chopped it up, just thanked him and sh-- like that, 'cause he ain't have to do that sh--."
On Feb. 3, 2019, ICE arrested and detained the U.K.-born, U.S.-bred rapper (real name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) in Atlanta for overstaying a visa that expired in 2006. Jay-Z hired lawyer Alex Spiro to join 21 Savage's legal team, who stated the "Bank Account" MC moved to the U.S. with his parents when he was 7. Ten days later on Feb. 13, he was released from custody on bond.