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21 Savage has been released on bond from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after 9 days in custody.
The rapper, whose official name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE in Atlanta on February 3 for overstaying his visa.
“Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond. He won his freedom,” 21 Savage’s legal team said in a post on Facebook on Tuesday.
“For the past 9 long days, we, on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known to the world as 21 Savage, have been speaking with ICE to both clarify his actual legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society,” attorneys Charles Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro wrote in a joint statement..
They added, “In the last 24 hours, in the wake of the Grammy Awards at which he was scheduled to attend and perform, we received notice that She’yaa was granted an expedited hearing.”
The legal representatives said to Savage’s fans, “While he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together.”
“He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members, and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country.,” they added. “And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.”
Jay-Z previously got involved in 21 Savage’s legal matter and had Roc Nation hire Spiro to 21’s legal team.
“We are pleased that 21 Savage was released on bond and will be reunited with his children after his incarceration,” the Roc said in a statement. “We will continue to stand with 21 Savage and all the families that continue to be unfairly victimized by our country’s broken immigration policies.”
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