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21 Savage Is Reportedly Missing Out On A Planned Grammys Performance Due To His ICE Arrest

The rapper was set to take the stage with Post Malone.

21 Savage’s high-profile arrest in Atlanta last weekend has dominated conversation online, as more details emerge about the rapper’s UK citizenship and visa application process. 21’s lawyers reveal that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has refused to release him on bail, and has been holding him in solitary confinement since he was detained. Now, Rolling Stone reveals that the rapper was scheduled to perform at the Grammys this weekend, but will now miss the opportunity.

Rolling Stone reports that 21 was set to take the stage alongside Post Malone for a performance of “rockstar,” their 7x Platinum hit from 2017 that’s up for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance. Post Malone’s performance alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers will go on as planned.

Since 21’s arrest, his lawyers have spoken out about ICE’s initial claims that the rapper had fabricated his origin story. According to a statement released to the press, the rapper was born in the UK, but first moved the United States when he was seven years old. After briefly leaving the country, he returned in 2005 under a nonimmigrant visa, which expired in 2006. 21 applied for a U-Visa in 2017, meant for victims of crimes to apply for US residency. His application is still pending, and his immigration status has never been a secret to US officials.

The rapper’s arrest came just days after he released the music video for “a lot” featuring J. Cole, where he addresses the ICE-directed family separation policy at the US/Mexico border:

Been through some things, but I couldn’t imagine, my kids stuck at the border
Flint still need water
Niggas was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers

The Grammys are down another performer, too, as Ariana Grande recently pulled out of her planned performance after a song-choice dispute with the show’s producers.

Catch up on all the lyrics to Post Malone’s “rockstar” featuring 21 Savage on Genius now.

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