News 13 February 2019
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21 Savage Set To Be Released on $100,000 Bail

13 February 2019
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21 Savage – real name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph – is set to be released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on Wednesday morning.

According to the rapper’s legal representation, 21 Savage will be released on bond.

The award-winning artist was taken into ICE’s detention centre on February 3rd after the U.S immigration agency claimed the rapper was born in the UK and was staying in the States illegally.

21 Savage’s attorneys, Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro also issued a statement on behalf of the “Rockstar” rapper in which he thanked his fans for their continued support.

 

“21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters”, the statement reads.

“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”.

News of 21 Savage’s initial arrest shocked the internet as many were unaware of his British roots. Days after he was detained by ICE, an image of his birth certificate surfaced on the net which declares he was born in Newham, east London in 1992.

Abraham-Joseph moved to the United States permanently when he was 12-years-old but his parents failed to re-new his Visa.

The rapper’s attorneys claim 21 applied for a U Visa in 2017 after he survived a shooting in 2013 and his application is still pending. The U Visa was created for victims of crime who have suffered “substantial abuse” in the States.

21 Savage was granted a $100,000 (£77,000) bail during a court hearing on Tuesday (12 February). He was nominated for two Grammys but was unable to attend due to his detention.