21 Savage gave a riveting efficiency of his newest single, “A Lot,” throughout an look on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon simply days earlier than the rapper was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lyrics featured within the track have brought on some people to argue the 26-year-old rap star was detained as a result of he criticized the company and the federal government’s mishandling of the Flint water disaster on nationwide tv.
Newly-appointed Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been overwhelmingly essential of ICE, put a highlight on the potential hyperlink between Savage’s arrest and his efficiency on The Tonight Show. The outspoken Democrat quoted the lyrics of Savage’s track whereas retweeting an NPR hyperlink detailing Savage’s arrest on Sunday.
“’The gas was off, so we had to boil up the water/Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border/Flint still need water/People was innocent, couldn’t get lawyer,’” she tweeted on Monday, including, “21 Savage on final Tuesday’s Tonight Show.”
According to ICE spokesman Bryan Cox, Savage, born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested for remaining within the U.S. with an expired visa, the Atlanta Constitution-Journal reported. Savage got here to the U.S. when he was 12 years-old in July 2005 and failed to depart when his visa expired in 2006.
Savage’s lawyer Charles H. Knuck launched an announcement on Monday claiming Savage has “never hid his immigration status” and famous the I Am > I Was rapper was awaiting U-Visa approval after submitting for one in 2017.
A progressive New Yorker, Ocasio-Cortez has remained staunchly towards ICE as a authorities entity and has lengthy advocated for the division’s abolishment. She was the one Democrat to vote towards a invoice that might have funded and reopened the federal government in the course of the longest shutdown again in January as a result of it funded ICE, NBC News reported.