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Jay-Z Steps Up for 21 Savage, Hires Hot-Shot Lawyer

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Upon hearing of 21 Savage’s battle for release from ICE custody, Jay-Z has offered assistance. The billionaire rapper-turned-philanthropist has hired a lawyer to work on 21’s case.

Declaring 21 Savage’s circumstances “an absolute travesty,” Jay-Z has hired an attorney to assist the detained rapper. February 6th, Jay issued a statement explaining his decision via his Team Roc twitter account.:

This is No Coincidence

Jay-Z went on to share two additional tweets. The first references the U-Visa 21 Savage applied for in 2017 along with the mention of the extended version of “A Lot”, a single featuring J. Cole released in 2018. In the next tweet, Jay quotes the line that may have sparked ire from the feds. With lyrics that call out immigration injustice, 21 says:

“Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border”

Jay-Z added, “This is no coincidence. #FREE21SAVAGE

Alex Spiro has been hired to represent She Yaa Bin Abraham-Johnson, aka 21 Savage, at the behest of Jay-Z. The 36-year-old lawyer has experience in both civil rights and trial cases, having notably prosecuted Rodney Alcala, “The Dating Game Killer.”

In the past, Spiro has represented artists like Mick Jagger and Jay-Z as well as athletes like DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes. Once media outlets began reporting he would be involved in 21 Savage’s case, Spiro released a statement to TMZ:

“We are not going to stop until he is released, bonded out, or in front of a judge…What we have here is a someone who overstayed their Visa with an application pending for 4 years – not a convicted criminal that needs to be detained and removed, but by all accounts a wonderful person, father, and entertainer who has a marijuana offense which was vacated and sealed.”

21 applied for a U-Visa Twice

Four years ago, 21 Savage’s lawyer applied for a U-visa, which is set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse in the U.S. This form of visa was most likely selected due to the 2013 shooting which took place on Abraham-Johnson’s 21st birthday, where he was shot 6 times and the life of his brother was taken. The application was submitted almost immediately following a judge vacating his drug conviction but it sat in limbo – neither rejected or approved. In 2017, 21 and his lawyer resubmitted an application for a U-visa but it is still pending. Celebrity supporters of 21 Savage have called upon lawyers to argue that there is sufficient law that insists the rapper should be released on bond rather than held in ICE detention.

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“Shoot on Sight”: NYPD Inspector Threatened 50 Cent

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Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is now under investigation following reports that he allegedly told officers to shoot 50 cent on sight during roll call.

On the morning of February 17th, 50 Cent took to Twitter to share news of the threat he received from the NYPD inspector. Employed at the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, the Deputy told officers June 7th of 2018 to shoot the rapper on sight when he was expected to attend an NYPD sanctioned boxing event.

NYPD officials have now confirmed that after the Daily News report of the threat emerged, a full investigation is underway. The threat on 50 Cent’s life was made when he was expected to be in the Bronx. Astounded by the lack of corruption within for force, Curtis “50 Cent” James Jackson III plans to pursue legal action and is consulting with his team to review his options

Although the news of a threat on his life is disconcerting, 50 wants fans to remember “there are some good people working in Law Enforcement. Like the officers that reported what he said to them.” He then called Emanuel Gonzalez a “gangsta with a badge,” and questioned his employment as a commanding officer.

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2 Male Suspects Questioned in Jussie Smollett Case Released Without Charges

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The 2 Nigerian men who were suspects in Jussie Smollett’s attack in Chicago have no been released. News dropped yesterday of the 2 men who have some close ties with Jussie. In the picture below you can see Lee Daniels the creator of the hit show ‘Empire’ in the picture with Ola Osundairoe on set. It was also being reported that Jussie worked out with them.

The 2 were charged with battery Friday and have now been released without any charges. Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago Police Department Anthony Gugliemi tweeted, “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete.”

The attorney for Abel and Ola Osundairo had this to say about the case.

Media outlets are reporting that Jussie has now hired high-powered attorney Michael Monico if that name doesn’t ring a bell this will. Monico represented Michael Cohen who was President’s Trump’s former attorney.

Of course, you know this story is developing and we will keep you updated as new details emerge.

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Police Questioning Two Suspects in Jussie Smollett Case

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Police have identified two Nigerian men as suspects in Jussie Smollett’s case. The men have been questioned in the attack on the “Empire” star and have been arrested on probable cause.

Identified as brothers, the two men have been questioned by police in Chicago following their arrival from Nigeria. The suspects were apprehended at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday after authorities learned one of them was connected to “Empire.” Following the Chicago Police receiving and executing a search warrant, authorities are not disclosing what was found within the shared apartment.

In a statement provided to Associated Press by Anthony Guglielmi, Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago PD, there was emphasis placed on the nature of the suspects arrest. At this time, both persons have been arrested for probable cause alone.

Breaking the Silence

For the first time since the January 29th attack, Jussie Smollett has sat down for an interview. Robin Roberts of Good Morning America inquired about what happened that fateful evening and how Jussie was responding to those who doubt his claims. Jussie took the opportunity to share what happened during the attack, clear up what his assailants said while assaulting him, and added his manager was on the phone the entire time.

When it comes to what his attackers looked like, Jussie says, “I can’t tell you what color their eyes were” as their appearance was obstructed by ski masks. He provided a body description to officers and noted that he only saw them completely as they were running away. Robin then asked if Jussie believed the men in the photo were his attackers and he said, “I don’t have any doubt in my mind that’s them.”

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