Atlanta rapper 21 Savage knows the Internet never sleeps. The hip-hop star hit up social media this past weekend to share audio of a new song referencing his United Kingdom background.
Heading into the week, a clip surfaced of Sav turning up to new music including a bar about his publicized deportation drama.
In February, Sav came forward to give his first Q&A since getting released from immigration detainment.
“I don’t even know [what happened]. I was just driving and I just seen guns and blue lights, and then I was in the back of a car and I was gone. They didn’t say nothing. They just said, ‘We got Savage.’ It was definitely targeted. …. I didn’t know what a visa was. I was seven when I first came here. I didn’t know what that meant as far as when I transferred into an adult, how that was going to affect my life. I wasn’t hiding it, but I didn’t wanna get deported, so I’m not gonna come out and be like, ‘Hey, by the way, I wasn’t born here.'” (“Good Morning America”)
Sav also explained his personal issues with the United States’ approach to immigration policies.
“I’ve been here 20 years, 19 years. This is all I know, you know what I’m saying? I don’t feel like you should be arrested and put in a place where a murderer would be for just being in the country for too long.” (“Good Morning America”)
21’s publicized release sparked major support from artists like T.I.