ATLANTA — 21 Savage, aka She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been launched on bond amid costs from Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) that he has been residing in the US illegally.
The Grammy-nominated rapper didn’t carry out or attend the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday as a result of he was behind bars at Irwin County Jail, sources near the artist confirmed to 11Alive. He was nominated for Document of the Yr however misplaced to a different Atlanta-based artist, Infantile Gambino.
21 Savage issued an announcement to his followers by way of his attorneys on Facebook:
“For the previous 9 lengthy days, we, on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, identified to the world as 21 Savage, has been talking with ICE to each make clear his precise authorized standing, his eligibility for bond, and to offer proof of his extraordinary contributions to his group and society.
“Within the final 24 hours, within the wake of the Grammy Awards at which he was scheduled to attend and carry out, we acquired discover that She’yaa was granted an expedited listening to.
“Right now, 21 Savage was granted launch on bond. He gained his freedom.
“21 Savage requested us to ship a particular message to his followers and supporters – he says that whereas he wasn’t current on the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the help from world wide and is greater than ever, able to be along with his family members and proceed to make music that brings individuals collectively.
He won’t overlook this ordeal or any of the opposite fathers, sons, members of the family, and faceless individuals, he was locked up with or that stay unjustly incarcerated throughout the nation. And he asks on your hearts and minds to be with them.”
On Tuesday, exterior Atlanta’s Immigration Courtroom, civil rights advocates and 21 Savage supporters got here collectively to ship bins stuffed with signatures demanding his launch.
11Alive’s Elwyn Lopez was there because the bins have been dropped off and allowed to sit down within the rain exterior the constructing’s gates.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is amongst these who have petitioned for the rapper’s release, speaking about his good deeds throughout metro Atlanta, the place he was raised.
The artist allegedly entered the U.S. legally in July 2005 at age 7 on an H-Four visa however failed to go away below the phrases of his “nonimmigrant visa” when it expired in 2006, in response to ICE. They stated he’s a British citizen.
21 Savage is anticipated to face a choose once more in April
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