According to a Facebook post of his lawyers, 21 Savage was released pending a deportation hearing:
"Over the last 9 long days, we, in the name of She & # 39; yaa Bin Abraham -Joseph, known to the world as 21 Savage, spoke with the ICE to clarify his effective legal position, his eligibility for the link and provide evidence of his extraordinary contribution to his community and society. "
"In the last 24 hours, in the wake of the Grammy Awards to which it was scheduled to participate and perform, we received the news that She & # 39; yaa was granted an accelerated audition and won her freedom."  The Atlanta rapper has been held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since February 3rd. ICE officials said that Savage is a citizen of the United Kingdom and has lived illegally in the country since 2016.
The 26- said he was originally from Atlanta and has long been considered a local act.
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The law firm representing 21 Savage, Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC, thanked the rapper's fans on his behalf on the their Facebook page:
"21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters – he says that while he was not present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in the spirit and is grateful for the support of the world and is more than ever ready to be with his loved ones and continues to make music that unites people. "
After 21 Savage arrest, federal agents said Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne :
"US Immigration and Customs Execution (ICE) have illegally arrested the United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA "Savage" in the cors or a targeted operation with federal and local order forces last Sunday in the Atlanta subway. Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into custody by the ICE as he is illegally present in the United States and also a convicted felon. Mr. Abraham-Joseph first entered the United States legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to escape under the terms of the non-immigrant visa and became illegally present in the United States when his visa expired in July 2006. Beyond to violate federal immigration law, Abraham-Joseph was convicted of drug offenses in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia. "
His lawyers said that the rapper never hid his immigration status to the US government and presented a U visa in 2017.
Earlier they said that the 26-year-old rapper was brought in United States when he was 7 years old and his legal status expired in 2006 due to his fault
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