Rapper 21 Savage has been released on bail pending a deportation hearing. The rapper was arrested by immigration officials in the United States for overstaying in the country last week. According to immigration officers, the rapper is from the United Kingdom.
21 Savage came to the US in July 2005 at the age of 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later, officials said.
The rapper whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on Tuesday, February 12, according to his lawyers.
His lawyers, Charles H. Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro said:
“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.”
The date of his deportation hearing has not been announced.