21 Savage will speak out for the first time since his release from ICE detainment in an interview with Good Morning America.
According to Complex, the rapper will discuss a number of topics, including how he ended up being arrested and detained by ICE officials, what it was like spending nine days in an ICE detention facility and more.
Savage will also reportedly talk about a 77-year-old he met behind bars who inspired him to the point where he wants to help the man regain his freedom and then finance his time in a retirement home.
In a newly released preview of the candid discussion, the “A Lot” rapper tells ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis that he believes he was “definitely targeted” by ICE. Savage, recalling what happened, revealed that he was in a state of confusion throughout the whole ordeal.
“I don’t even know, I was just driving and I just seen guns and blue lights,” he said. “And then I was in the back of a car and I was gone.”
The 26-year-old rapper also told Davis that the officers never told him he was under arrest. “They didn’t say nothing,” he recalled. “They just said, ‘We got Savage.'”
21 Savage (real name: Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph), who was actually born in the United Kingdom, was arrested on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3) after it was determined that he was in the United States illegally after he, according to officials, failed to renew his visa which expired in 2006, the year after he immigrated to the U.S. with his family.
The rapper’s mother, Heather Joseph, posted a lengthy message on Instagram Wednesday (Feb. 13). thanking everyone—fans, celebs, politicians and attorneys alike—for supporting her son.
“So Very Thankful…to all the wonderful Fans of 21Savage, and forever grateful for the amazing vigorous hard work of Attorney’s Charles ‘Chuck’ Kuck, Dina LaPolt, Alex Spiro, Tia Smith, Sally Velazquez, Danielle Price, Abbie Taylor & To all the other amazing Attorney’s..to Congressman Henry C. ‘Hank’ Johnson, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez & each and every politician or public figure that stepped up and presented letters and made statements in defense of my son.
“To Jay Z, Cardi B, Offset, J Cole, Metro Boomin, Kei, Justin and all the many many other amazing people who either spoke out and/or offered comforting words of support…To the amazing Publicity team who together worked tirelessly to keep the facts out there, to make it possible to have national awareness of his situation and helped to gather tremendous support from wonderful people from all walks of life..
“We are truly thankful and forever humbled…THANK YOU”