Earlier in the month, rapper 21 Savage, legal name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested and detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement otherwise known as ICE for what they claimed that he was from the UK and that he was, "unlawfully present in the U.S."
Many said that ICE is putting a false narrative out to the media about him, and that he was brought to the U.S. as a child and that it isn't his fault and that even though he lost his legal status in 2006 he was in the process of applying for another visa. But today (Feb.12th), after 9 days in ICE custody, 21 Savage has been released on bond. According to Pitchfork, his lawyers released a statement to Charles H. Kuck saying,
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"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. Charles Kuck, Dina Laporte, and Alex Spiro.
21 Savage's celebrity friends flocked to his side after the arrest, like Jay-Z who assisted in legal help for him, Post Malone who wore a "21 Savage" t-shirt while performing at the Grammy's and many other artists who released a video of "21 ways undocumented people can face deportation in America."
When it was announced that 21 Savage was released, the Internet rejoiced!