Rapper 21 Savage 'Wins Freedom', Released On Bond After ICE Arrest
The rapper was detained by US immigration authorities last week over a visa violation.
The Grammy-nominated performer was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers earlier this month with authorities claiming he was a British citizen living in the States illegally.
Attorneys representing 21 Savage -- real name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph -- have now released a statement celebrating their client's release from detention.
“For the past nine 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," the statement reads from Kuck Baxter Immigration reads.
“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.
“Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond. He won his freedom,"
The statement went on to say that 21 Savage had requested a special message for his fans and the support they've shown him.
“...He says that 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.
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