Rapper 21 Savage, who faced some problems in the past after it was discovered that he is actually British and lived in the United States illegally, spoke about the situation of children in the same situation.
The artist, who was held in federal immigration detention, gave an interview, before receiving an award from the National Law Center.
“When you’re a child, you don’t know what’s going on,” 21 Savage said. “Now, you grow up and got to figure it out. Can’t get a job. Can’t get a license. I’m one of the lucky ones who became successful. It’s a lot of people who can’t.”
He was honored by the NILC for his advocacy for immigrant justice, after his arrest in February, following the discovery that his visa expired in 2006, after he moved in the United States when he was just 7 years old.