While learning that Atlanta rapper 21 Savage was, per ICE officials, “an unlawfully present United Kingdom national,” fans everywhere were left stunned; but those in the UK are rallying harder than ever for their fellow Brit.
In addition to local US fans petitioning for the rapper’s freedom, in Britain, the support shows in spiked catalog streams; this as Reddit user DLC204 reports that 21’s UK plays on Spotify increased a whopping 127 percent within the first 24 hours of his arrest.
Also, the Reddit user’s data reports that leading up to his arrest, plays clocked in at 72,000/day, and afterwards, 191,000. Globally he clocks in a 23 percent rise in plays.
Furthermore, as of late, rapper JAY-Z, via his Roc Nation label, has made efforts to hire an attorney on the incarcerated rapper’s behalf.