Savage will not go that easy!
During an interview with The New York Times, rapper 21 Savage spoke on his time in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and how being raised with uncertain immigration security has allowed him to develop into the person he is today.
When asked to recant his arrival in the United States as a child, 21 Savage said his family came from the “poor side” of London and immediately fell in love with life in America. His immigration status raised red flags when he tried obtaining things like his driver’s license or a job. He said settling it “seemed impossible,” so he learned to live without it.
“We struggled but we couldn’t get food stamps, we couldn’t get government assistance. I learned how to live without. You know in school, when you get to a certain age, your clothes make you popular? I learned how to be popular without that. People respected me just for me,” he told the Times.
“It’s like, I got three kids, my mama, everything that I know is here in Atlanta. I’m not leaving Atlanta without a fight. We gon’ fight all the way till the last day even if that mean I sit in jail for 10 years,” he told the Times.
“My situation is important ’cause I represent poor black Americans and I represent poor immigrant Americans. You gotta think about all the millions of people that ain’t 21 Savage that’s in 21 Savage shoes,” he said.