Rapper 21 Savage released from custody on bond - lawyers

Recording artist 21 Savage attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Last week, U.S. rapper Jay-Z said 21 Savage's arrest was "an absolute travesty" and hired Mr Spiro to help with his fight against deportation.

DAILY POST had reported that 21 savage was arrested by U.S immigration after they discovered he is a British citizen living in the United States illegally.

"Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been continuously physically present in the United States for nearly 20 years, except for a brief visit overseas", his lawyers said.

The 26-year-old rapper was granted bond too late Tuesday to be released right away, immigration lawyer Charles Kuck said by phone to the Associated Press, adding that he anticipates his client will be released Wednesday. "That said, ICE remains committed to performing its immigration enforcement mission consistent with federal law and agency policy".

A petition demanding 21 Savage's release was signed by more than 460,000 people - with Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among those backing the campaign for his freedom.

Meanwhile, his attorneys say he was granted an expedited hearing, while it remains unclear why ICE held him as long as they did, in consideration that he was neither a flight risk or a danger to his community.

The lawyers said that 21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yea Bin Abraham-Joseph, would not forget the ordeal or the other people he was locked up with who "remain unjustly incarcerated accross the country".

"It's ironic because growing up in Atlanta, I knew nearly nothing about bank accounts", he said in a March news release. In a subsequent statement, an ICE spokesperson alleged 21 Savage to be a "United Kingdom national" who "initially entered the USA legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa". As 21 Savage, the rapper contributed to one of the most-celebrated songs of the night - "This Is America", which won multiple awards including Record of the Year - and was a featured artist on the Post Malone hit "Rockstar", also nominated for Record of the Year, which Malone performed during the ceremony.



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