21 Savage is no longer in ICE’s custody for the time being.
21 Savage’s friends, family, fans, and supporters have rallied together for the rapper’s freedom since his arrest on Super Bowl Sunday. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained the rapper on claims that he was living in America on an expired visa. After a week of fighting, TMZ reports that he finally posted bond and has been released until his deportation hearing.
21 Savage’s lawyer issued a statement following the rapper’s release from ICE’s custody. 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.”
The rep continued, “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 rapper’s arrest prevented him from appearing at the Grammys where he was nominated for two awards. He was also expected to take the stage with Post Malone for their song, “rockstar.” It’s still unclear why 21 was detained for so long but we’re hoping the outcome of his hearing is positive.