Rapper 21 Savage, who was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has been released
ICE held 21 Savage in the state of Georgia for being unlawfully present in the US and for being a felon. He was convicted of drugs charges in 2014.
However, the rapper was released from custody on Tuesday after being detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta.
According to DailyMail, the decision to release the rapper came during a closed-door hearing
21 Savage’s lawyers issued the following statement following his release: “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.
“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.
“21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters—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.
“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. And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.”