Rapper 21 Savage was released Wednesday, February 13th after spending 10 days in ICE custody. 21 Savage, real name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on bond, however the amount has not yet been disclosed.
The Bank Account rapper was arrested by ICE on February 3rd. The immigration agency stated their reason being that 21 Savage was actually born in the United Kingdom and was in the United States on an expired visa.
21 Savage was born in East London in 1992. He moved stateside with his family in 2005 when he was 12 years old. The following year though his parents failed to renew his visa, making his status in the US illegal ever since.
The rapper’s attorneys issued a statement thanking fans and colleagues for their support and apologized for missing this past weeks Grammy Awards where the artist was slated to perform the his hit song, Rockstar, along fellow rapper Post Malone.
While the Grammy-nominated artist may be out on bond, his troubles are far from over. ICE is still seeking to deport the rapper. Even with ICE dropping a 2014 assault charge, that could potential send the rapper back to the UK, they are still looking to deport Savage for the expired visa. No matter what the judgement is, it is clear that this case will have strong implications on other ICE detention cases.