21 Savage speaks on his ICE detainment, activism, and new music in new Billboard interview

He says he’s got two albums worth of unreleased material.

April 11, 2019

For the first time in a while, 21 Savage has opened up about his recent detainment by ICE in a new Billboard cover story released on Thursday.

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21 touched on the conditions of being under lockdown by ICE, sharing that it was unlike anything he'd ever experienced before. "The worst thing was sitting in there not knowing what was going to happen, or when it's going to happen," he said. "Whenever I went to jail before, it was, 'You're being charged with this and going to court on this date.' But immigration ain't like that. You're just being held."

The I Am > I Was rapper also spoke on the immense attention he's received since the arrest, sharing that he prefers to maintain a low profile. “I went from just being regular to my life being in the lens 24-7,” Savage said."That's the difficult part."

Elswhere in the interview, 21 also unveiled that he's got plenty of unreleased music set for the future, at least "two albums’ worth." But as the interview notes, he isn't in any rush to put the material out.

Read the full profile — which features words from 21, lawyers, activists, and his managers Kei Henderson and Justin "Meezy" Williams — here.

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21 Savage speaks on his ICE detainment, activism, and new music in new Billboard interview