21 Savage 'In Lockdown For 23 Hours a Day' with Little Human Contact, Says Co-Manager

Recording Artist 21 Savage attend his 21 Savage And His Leading By Example Foundation Host 3rd Annual Issa Back 2 School Drive on August 5, 2018 in Decatur, Georgia.
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21 Savage’s co-manager Mega Meezy has reportedly provided some insight into the young rapper’s conditions while in detainment.

According to Complex, Meezy took to Twitter on Tuesday after a quick phone call with 21 Savage and relayed that the details of his confinement were inhumane.

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The tweet, which has since been deleted, read as follows:

Just got off phone wit Savage ... he is in lockdown for 23hrs of the day no tv or any communication besides our 10 min phone calls ... everything I’ve told him that has been happening made him happy & makes this time fly by thank y’all for the support

The rapper’s co-manager also posted on his Instagram that “money is the last of [their] worries” and called for “awareness and support” as a priority request.

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Of course, for those of us paying attention at home, this type of news isn’t surprising, given the many horrific reports regarding the inhumane conditions of ICE detention centers.

As the ACLU notes in regards to said conditions, “... there are no regulations or enforceable standards regarding detention conditions, including medical treatment, mental health care, religious services, transfers, and access to telephones, free legal services, and library materials.”

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Whether it’s a swarm of images of children locked in cages or the reported horrendous labor/anti-slavery law violations, we have a pretty good idea of how ICE rolls in these situations.

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Any such news is bound to receive an expanded platform once a celebrity is involved. Because of their fame, people tend to have stronger reactions to news involving people they recognize. Or maybe it’s because it’s a sobering reminder that when you’re black or brown, not even your elite tax bracket can save you.

The Root has reached out to 21 Savage’s team to corroborate Meezy’s previous tweet regarding the rapper’s detainment conditions.

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