Jay-Z hires lawyer for British rapper 21 Savage over ‘absolute travesty’ deportation threat

Jay-Z hires lawyer for British rapper 21 Savage over 'absolute travesty' deportation threat

Mr Spiro told US showbiz website TMZ the legal team will “not stop” until 21 Savage is released.

He also denied ICE’s claims that the rapper has a criminal record. Immigration authorities said on Sunday he was charged with drug offences in 2014, but his legal team say they were subsequently expunged from his record.

Mr Spiro added: “What we have here is someone who overstayed their visa with an application pending for four years – not a convicted criminal that needs to be detained and removed but, by all accounts a wonderful person, father, and entertainer who has a marijuana offence which was vacated and sealed.”

The U visa he has applied for is for victims of crime, after his lawyers said he survived a shooting in 2013.

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