Sky News:- UK-born rapper 21 Savage was held at a US detention centre so that the Trump administration could send a message on immigration, his lawyer has claimed.
The federal government’s immigration policies had been “pretty debilitating”, Dina LaPolt alleged.
“And I think that, you know, they look for ways to make examples of people,” she told ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA).
The rapper – real name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph – said a helicopter had been involved on 3 February.
“I was just driving” the 26-year-old told GMA. “And I just seen guns and blue lights. And, then, I was in the back of a car. And I was gone.”
Asked whether he had been told that he was under arrest, he said, “No, they didn’t. They didn’t say nothing. They just said: ‘We got Savage.’