21 Savage Gives First Interview Since Detainment by ICE: ‘It Was Definitely Targeted’


21 Savage made his first public look Friday (Feb. 15) with a sitdown interview that aired on ABC's Good Morning America. The interview discovered 21 detailing his 9 days in detainment, why he feels he was the goal of an operation, how the immigration enforcement system is damaged, and rather more. 

The 26-year-old says ICE authorities didn't even clarify to him why he was beneath arrest when he was pulled over on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. three).  "I don’t even know [what happened]. I used to be simply driving and I simply seen weapons and blue lights, after which I used to be at the back of a automotive and I used to be gone," he claims. "They didn’t say nothing. They simply stated, ‘We acquired Savage.' It was undoubtedly focused.”

Savage, born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, says he had no thought how coming to America at seven years outdated and overstaying a visa would influence his grownup life. "I didn't know what a visa was. I used to be seven once I first got here right here. I didn't know what that meant so far as once I transferred into an grownup, how that was going to impact my life," the "A Lot" rapper says. "I wasn't hiding it, however I didn't wanna get deported, so I'm not gonna come out and be like, 'Hey, by the best way, I wasn't born right here.'"

The London-born MC believes that there are higher methods to deal with immigrations points, moderately than being arrested and thrown behind bars. "I’ve been right here 20 years, 19 years," 21 affirms. "This is all I do know, you recognize what I’m saying? I don’t really feel like you have to be arrested and put in a spot the place a assassin can be for simply being within the nation for too lengthy."

Watch clips from the GMA interview beneath.