It was learned that 21 Savage, who had been detained in the last weeks by the immigration office in the USA, were released. But after some developments in 2019, 21 Savage surrendered to the American Immigration Office last night.
Charles Kuck, the lawyer of the British rap musician whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, told CNN that the musician has been released. In a photo from his lawyers, he boards a private plane with the musician’s mother.
According to the news of Sputniknews, 21 Savage was detained by the immigration office on February 3 after he said he was born in the UK and was illegally in the US.
The detention of the Grammy-nominated rapper came as a shock to both the rap community and fans. This event has raised awareness about the situation of undocumented immigrants, especially under President Trump.
The artist’s relatives and supporters later launched a hashtag and signature campaign titled “#Free21Savage” on social media. Of course, this was expected, and it is debatable how effective it was.
EXPLANATION FROM THE LAWYERS
The musician’s lawyers, Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro, made a statement on behalf of the rapper on Tuesday. “21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters. He said that his spirit was there when he wasn’t at the Grammys, and he was grateful for the support from around the world,” the statement said.
Also, LaPolt said, “Mr. Abraham-Joseph was a role model for youth in this country, especially youth in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively involved in learning programs for poor youth.”
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Spokesperson Bryan Cox said that 21 Savage was detained in an operation in Atlanta last week and that the artist’s visa expired.
THERE IS DRUG PROVISION
Stating that the artist’s visa expired, Cox noted that Abraham-Joseph, who entered the country legally in 2005, was also sentenced for drug offenses in 2014.
21 SAVAGE NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARDS
Abraham-Joseph was nominated for the Album of the Year and Rap Performance of the Year categories at the 61st Grammy Awards to be held next week with the single Rockstar they recorded with the US rap artist Post Malone.
After releasing The Slaughter Tape in 2015, he made a name for himself in 2016 with the EP album they made with producer Metro Boomin, and continued to take further steps in his career with the single “Sneakin” he made with Canadian rapper Drake in the same year.
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