U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson accuses ICE of being a terrorist organization, trying to stop musicians from sounding off against immigration policies, which is why 21 Savage is now behind bars.
TMZ caught up with the congressman Monday at Reagan National Airport, and he pulled no punches, claiming ICE had sinister motives when it nabbed 21 just days after he performed a song critical of the agency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Johnson says ICE is trying to make an example out of 21, a fear tactic used to silence his peers in the music industry.
As was reported … 21 Savage and his people believe his arrest by ICE may have been motivated by revenge for his song, A Lot, which includes the lyrics … “Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border. Flint still need water. People was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers.”
Johnson, who reps the county where 21 was arrested, has been lobbying ICE to release the rapper on bond.