Savage heads straight home to Atlanta after being released on bond

21 Savage attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall

21 Savage attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall

The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on $100,000 bond, immigration lawyer Tia Smith said in an email.

He was pictured posing with his mother, Heather Joseph, as they prepared to board a private jet.

But 21 Savage's detention has also heightened awareness of the plight of undocumented immigrants, particularly in the Trump era.

The 26-year-old recording artist was arrested on February 3.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said the British citizen overstayed his visa and has an October 2014 felony conviction in Fulton County. They've disputed that he has a felony conviction, and immigration attorney Charles Kuck said ICE lawyers backed off that claim during Tuesday's hearing.

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They also said he has a pending application for a U 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 USA citizen children make him eligible for deportation relief.

Rapper Post Malone performed hit track "Rockstar", which features 21 Savage, alone at the show in Los Angeles.

"Following his release on Tuesday, 21 Savage released a statement through his legal team, saying "[he] 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".

21 Savage chose to head straight home to Atlanta with his mum after being released on bond following his arrest by ICE.

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