There were a few insights from 21 Savage’s conversation with Math Hoffa and Co. that stood out. We’ve covered the Atlanta-based rapper’s comments on Young Thug, Gunna, and their suspected YSL associates being slammed with RICO charges, as well as parts in the lengthy piece where 21 talks NBA YoungBoy and Lil Durk’s ongoing dispute and whether or not he believes he could assist stop the issue.
Another event that drew attention was when 21 Savage discussed being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2019. The rapper was reportedly jailed in a detention center for a week before he was allowed to be released on bond. At the time, ICE officials attempted to paint Savage as a criminal who was evading the proper chain of command to stay in the States, but the rapper’s attorneys quickly clapped back, stating that they had been trying to renew his Visa for years and the government was well aware of his status.
Meek Mill and Jay-Z were instrumental in 21 Savage’s release from incarceration, according to Math Hoffa’s interview. “They detained me ’cause they said I had felony conviction, but the felony conviction got dismissed,” commented Savage on his 2014 case.
“And I called Meek while I was in jail and told Meek, ‘Bro, I just got locked up.’ He called Jay-Z, and Jay-Z put a lawyer on my case.” He added, “[Jay-Z] ain’t just doing that sh*t for anybody.”