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JAY-Z calls for release of British-born rapper 21 Savage

Arrest: 21 Savage (left) and JAY-Z

UK-BORN rapper 21 Savage’s arrest is an ‘absolute travesty’ and he should be released ‘immediately’, JAY-Z has said.

The Atlanta-based artist was detained in the city on Sunday by US immigration officials for allegedly overstaying his visa.

His legal team suggest a song criticising immigration policy could have triggered his arrest.

Now, Jay-Z has hired an immigration lawyer to help with the father of three’s case.

‘The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U visa petition has been pending for 4 years,’ Jay-Z posted on Facebook. ‘In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately.’