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'He Won His Freedom': 21 Savage Released from ICE Custody on Bond

Savage performs onstage during the Meadows Music And Arts Festival - Day 1 on September 15, 2017 in New York City.
Savage performs onstage during the Meadows Music And Arts Festival - Day 1 on September 15, 2017 in New York City.
Photo: Noam Galai (Getty Images)

The #Free21Savage movement can rejoice today.

21 Savage has been released on bond from ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody, according to his team.


Per an official statement via Charles H. Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, aka “21 Savage”:

For the past 9 long days, we, on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known to the world as 21 Savage, have been speaking with ICE to both clarify his actual legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society.

In the last 24 hours, in the wake of the Grammy Awards at which he was scheduled to attend and perform, we received notice that She’yaa was granted an expedited hearing.

Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond. He won his freedom.

21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters—he says that while he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and 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.

He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members, and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country. And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.


21 Savage was arrested by ICE for reportedly overstaying his visa and taken into custody, where he remained for 9 days.

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.

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