Rapper 21 Savage is a free man, at least for now.The Grammy-nominated rapper was on Wednesday granted a release on bond after being detained by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit.
The rapper, whose songs include ‘Rockstar’, was in federal immigration custody in Georgia, Atlanta for nine days, since Monday last week.
The 26-year-old rapper, Abraham Joseph, was also allegedly born in Britain but overstayed his visa since 2006, when he was a teenager. He had reapplied for a visa renewal that was pending before his arrest.
The recording artist had been scheduled to perform at Sunday night’s Grammy show prior to his arrest.
The rapper had been nominated for two awards during the 2019 Grammy awards, that went down on Sunday.
The decision to release the rapper came during a closed-door hearing. Here is a message that 21 sent to all of his fans through his lawyers.
Award winning hip-hop legend Jay Z is among one of the few artists who stood in solidarity with Savage. He even hired the best lawyers who were able to fight for 21 Savage’s freedom.
Some of 21 Savage’s Grammy nominations include record of the year for his hit ‘Rockstar’ featuring Post Malone.
He performed in Atlanta last Thursday during the Super Bowl Music Festival that was held at State Farm Arena but was arrested three days afterwards.