Savage needs friends in high places right now. Early Sunday, the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist was detained in Atlanta by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who’re claiming he overstayed a temporary visa after migrating to the America in 2005. In one very real scenario, Savage (Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) could be deported to the U.K.
“We will read and educate ourselves on this situation and we will take action,” Cardi writes in a message posted to Instagram, framed with a picture of the “Bank Account” artist, the Black Lives Matter banner and the “Free 21 Savage” slogan. “21 did not come here illegally and was not caught doing anything illegal or doing any mischief! In fact he have change his whole life around and as ya can see he’s been very positive in his actions and music.”
The Bronx rapper also had some choice words for the “dick breath motherf—ers” who argue that her “Bartier Cardi” collaborator isn’t a Georgia native: “He grew up there, his kids and family live there and BLEW UP there with the support of the community.” She wrapped things up by thanking Savage for “being really good friend” to herself and her ex Offset, and for “always coming thru when we need you.”
Just hours earlier, Cardi stuffed Tomi Lahren after the Fox Nation host trolled Savage and made light of his arrest. “Don’t make me get my leash,” Cardi warned.
It’s not just the hip-hop community gathering behind Savage. Black Lives Matter has started a petition to #Free21Savage. The circumstances of his detention “stand as a testament to the consistent and historically under-reported harassment and targeting of Black immigrants,” reads a BLM statement.
Check out Cardi’s Instagram below.
We will read and educate ourselves on this situation and we will take action! 21 did not come here illegally and was not caught doing anything illegal or doing any mischief! in fact he have change his whole life around and as ya can see he’s been very positive in his actions and music ! Now let me get ghetto ….and for ya dick breath motherfuckers talking bout “sO hE nOt FrOm AtLaNta “ he grew up there !his kids and family live there and BLEW UP there with the support of the community he was raised in.Thank you @21savage for being really good friend to me and @offsetyrn and always coming thru when we need you .