Savage’s mum Heather Joseph appears to be using an Instagram account to actively campaign against her son’s arrest in Atlanta, saying he has ‘the right to choose a better life.
She posted a statement on Monday night, saying: ‘It’s a damn shame when we live in a world where people thrive off and feed negative energy. ‘[They] laugh at others who are going through real-life challenges, fighting for their lives & freedom… sick of it! However, in the end people will see!
It’s claimed that Savage originally came to the US with his British mum back in 2005 when he was 12, but by staying in Atlanta he has now overstayed his visa by 13 years.
He was born in Newham, in east London, but throughout his music career, the Grammy-nominated artist has claimed he was ‘born and raised’ in Georgia.
A statement from his lawyer on Monday stated: ‘As a minor, his family overstayed their work visas, and he, like almost two million other children, was left without legal status through no fault of his own.
Heather is now backing an online petition from the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, to stop the possible deportation of Savage.
In just over 24 hours, it has had 101,671 of the 200,000 signatures needed for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to take note.
The artist’s lawyers claim that under detention Savage is being ‘intimidated into giving up his fight to remain in the United States.
He stated several exemptions that could halt deportation, including the fact that Savage’s U-visa has been pending since 2017 and that his three children are US citizens.