Jay-Z has hired a lawyer for 21 Savage after the rapper was arrested by US immigration agents.
21 Savage – real name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph – was taken into custody on Sunday in Atlanta, the southern US city in which he has based his music career.
Lawyer Alex Spiro confirmed to The Independent that he was hired by Jay-Z and his entertainment company Roc Nation to help Abraham-Joseph with his legal case.
On his Facebook page, Jay-Z published a message of support for Abraham-Joseph, writing: “The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U visa petition has been pending for 4 years. In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately, #Free21Savage”