Savage Officially Released From ICE Custody

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According to a report from The Huffington Post, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency released 21 Savage after having him behind bars for approximately 9 days. "He won his freedom", they write.

Abraham-Joseph was arrested on Sunday, 3 February.

On Tuesday afternoon, 21 Savage's legal team said in a statement that the rapper had been granted released from custody on bail and was being placed into expedited deportation proceedings.

The lawyers said that 21 Savage, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, would not forget the ordeal or the other people he was locked up with who "remain unjustly incarcerated across the country". "And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them", the statement concluded, signed by Charles Kuck, Dina Laporte, and Alex Spiro.

21's reps said he actually came to the US when he was 7 years old and stayed until June 2005 when he visited the United Kingdom for a month.

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While chatting with Seth Rogen for an Interview magazine feature, the "Whole Lot" rapper said that while recovering from his injuries, he spent a lot of time in the studio. "He actually came to the USA from the a teen and overstayed his visa", ICE spokesperson Brian Cox told CNN.

21 Savage's latest album I Am I Was spent weeks at No. 1 a the start of the year. They said last week that Abraham-Joseph came to the USA when he was 7 and remained in the country until June 2005, when he went to visit the United Kingdom for a month. Additional information suggested that Abraham-Joseph entered the US lawfully in 2005.

They also said he has a pending application for a USA visa - for victims of crimes who have faced mental or physical abuse in the United States - that was filed "as a result of being the victim of a deadly shooting in 2013" - and that his three U.S. citizen children make him eligible for deportation relief.

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