Spiro also addressed Savage's case and echoed Jay-Z's words. ICE spokesman Brian Cox told the Journal-Constitution 21 Savage is really a United Kingdom national who entered the US with a visa in 2005 and has been in the country illegally since 2006.
According to three police reports obtained by TMZ, on the day he was hauled into custody, the 26-year-old was allegedly in a red Dodge Challenger that drove across a sidewalk in an attempt to get onto another street.
Jay-Z has come out in support of the rapper and asked his lawyer Alex Spiro to assist in 21 Savage's case.
Abraham-Joseph is an "unlawfully present United Kingdom national" who came to the U.S. in July 2005 on a visa that expired a year later, Cox said.
More details are emerging surrounding the events that led to 21 Savage's arrest.
21 Savage has been in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials ever since and he is being threatened with deportation. The report also alleges that he threw a bottle containing an unknown substance out the window. However, a source at ATF claims ICE was there, but is not listed on the report. One man named Kalil Smith, who was in a different auto than Savage, was reportedly driving with an M4 rifle in the floorboard with the muzzle pointed in the direction of the officer.
The U visa is for victims of crimes who have faced mental or physical abuse. "In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately, #Free21Savage", wrote Jay.
Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE agents on Super Bowl Sunday in Atlanta after it was reported that the "Bank Account" rapper had overstayed his Visa.
Abraham-Joseph has three children who are American citizens, which his lawyers say make him eligible for deportation relief.
On Monday, 21 Savage's attorney, Charles H. Kuck, said the rapper "never hid his immigration status from the USA government" and said his arrest was "based upon incorrect information about prior criminal charges".