The rapper was arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after they claimed he was a resident of the United Kingdom who is unlawfully present in the US.
In a statement, 21 Savage’s lawyers have confirmed he’s been released on bond and granted an expedited hearing.
The statement reads: For the past 9 long days, on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham Joseph, known to the world as 21 Savage, have been speaking with ICE to both clarify his legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society.
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.
They added: 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 asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.
Following his arrest, 21 Savage confirmed he was born in the United Kingdom and immigrated to the United States aged seven under an H-4 visa.
He claims he departed in 2005 to visit the United Kingdom and returned that same year, and lost his legal status in 2006 through no fault of his own and was in the process of obtaining another visa when he was arrested.