21 Savage to Be Released coming from ICE Custody, His Lawyers Say

Lawyers for the Britain-born rapper 21 Savage say he will be released on bond on Wednesday after spending more than a week within the custody of Immigration in addition to Customs Enforcement, which said the item had arrested him for being within the United States illegally.

Kuck Baxter Immigration, the law firm representing the rapper, whose legal name is actually She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, posted news of his pending Discharge on its Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon.

“within the last 24 hours, within the wake of the Grammy Awards at which he was scheduled to attend in addition to perform, we received notice of which She’yaa was granted an expedited hearing,” the post said. “Today, 21 Savage was granted a Discharge on bond. He won his freedom.”

Mr. Abraham-Joseph, 26, was arrested within the early hours of Feb. 3 during an operation by federal in addition to local law enforcement authorities in Atlanta, Immigration in addition to Customs Enforcement said at the time.

The agency said in a statement at the time of which he was a British national who had entered the United States on a nonimmigrant visa in 2005 in addition to was supposed to leave the following year.

The agency also said of which Mr. Abraham-Joseph was convicted of felony drug charges in Fulton County, Ga., in 2014. One of Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s lawyers, Charles Kuck, said of which conviction was vacated in addition to the charges were dismissed by prosecutors in 2018.

A member of the rapper’s legal team, Dina LaPolt, said in a statement after his arrest of which he had been “left without legal status through no fault of his own” because “as a minor, his family overstayed their work visas.” Mr. Kuck said his client was 12 when his immigration status expired.

Mr. Abraham-Joseph was nominated for a Grammy Award for record of the year for “Rockstar,” a song with the rapper Post Malone, however did not win at the awards ceremony on Sunday. Known for his flat delivery in addition to subdued rap style, his album “I Am > I Was” opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 0 in January.

Charles Kuck, another member of Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s legal team, said Tuesday of which the rapper had been granted Discharge however would likely have to spend one more night in custody.

“We actually can’t get him out today because ICE stops taking money at 2 o’clock in addition to the judge’s decision came down at around 2:15,” Mr. Kuck said. “He’ll be released within the morning.”

Mr. Kuck declined to say what bail had been set at or where his client was being detained, however he said Mr. Abraham-Joseph had been treated well.

“The facility where he has been held has been extraordinarily gracious to him, his legal team in addition to his family,” Mr. Kuck said. “They have treated him well in addition to we are grateful for their hospitality, as best as of which can be in a jail cell.”

A spokesman for Immigration in addition to Customs Enforcement did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s next date in immigration court is actually set for April 11, Mr. Kuck said.

The Facebook post coming from Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s lawyers on Tuesday said of which he wanted to draw attention to immigration detainees who are not as well known as he is actually.

“He will not forget of which ordeal or any of the some other fathers, sons, family members, in addition to faceless people he was locked up with or of which remain unjustly incarcerated across the country,” the post said. “in addition to he asks for your hearts in addition to minds to be with them.”