Jay-Z reportedly hired a lawyer to assist rapper 21 Savage’s legal team after he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this week. Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment company, confirmed to the New York Daily News Wednesday that it has hired attorney Alex Spiro to help with the Atlanta-based rapper’s legal battle. “You’ve got a young person who is successful, who takes care of his children and supports a lot of people that work for him and is a productive member of society,” Spiro told the paper. “We found it to be untenable that he would be held.” In a statement on his Facebook page, Jay-Z wrote that 21 Savage’s detention was an “absolute travesty” and he “deserves to be reunited with his children immediately.” 21 Savage was detained by immigration authorities on Sunday after it emerged that he was actually from the U.K. and was staying in the U.S. on an expired visa. The rapper’s lawyers asserted the government knew of his immigration status, and his U-Visa application was pending.
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