Following his release from ICE detainment earlier in February, 21 Savage is shifting his focus back to being a role model in the Atlanta community. On Wednesday (Feb. 27), Savage launched his Bank Account Campaign, which will put the proper resources in place to teach financial literacy to teenage students across the United States.
21 explained in a statement what while he had a hit song called “Bank Account,” he in fact “knew almost nothing about bank accounts” while growing up. “As I have gotten smarter about financial management, I realize how empowering it is to control your money rather than be controlled by it,” 21 said. “I want to help kids with a background similar to mine to get smart about their money.”
The initiative finds the 26-year-old teaming up with a nonprofit Juma and Get Schooled to serve the underrepresented youth and bring his vision to life. With finance not a major topic of study in schools, Savage wants to make sure kids avoid predatorial credit card companies and not make the mistake of be locked into high interest loans and accumulate debt at a young age.
Even though the Slaughter Gang rapper’s freedom remains in limbo, 21 is more confident than ever that he will be able to provide for his family in America thanks to support from the community and a high-powered legal team. “It’s like putting bulletproof glass in front of a bulletproof vest,” Savage told The New York Times. “I’m going to stand up already, this vest already going to stop any bullet you throw, and y’all going to come help and put some glass in front of it too? This can’t be stopped. We a tank now. We was already the army — now we coming in tanks.”