21 Savage has been granted bond and will be released from the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday.
This was confirmed by Savage’s legal team which posted a statement via Facebook on Tuesday, saying that the rapper, born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been granted a release on bond.
And now, the rapper’s fate will now be decided by a deportation hearing process, which will happen at a later date. “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,” attorneys Charles Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro wrote in a joint statement.
“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.”
Savage’s legal reps also released a statement to fans on his behalf. “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,” it said.
“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.”
This comes nine days he was taken into custody by ICE, triggering a global conversation about America’s sudden messy immigration system.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.