Savage released on bond following arrest: ‘He won his freedom’


21 Savage's attorneys argued that he lost his legal status in 2006 "through no fault of his own" and applied for a visa in 2017 once he learned he was in the country illegally.

A petition demanding 21 Savage's release was signed by more than 460,000 people - with Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among those backing the campaign for his freedom.

Kuck Baxter Immigration, the law office representing 21 Savage, confirmed the Facebook post and referred questions to FYI Brand Group, who did not immediately return an email requesting comment.

The rapper was arrested last week by U.S. immigration agents who say he is British and in the United States illegally.

21 Savage was taken into immigration custody early on February 3.

"In the last 24 hours", the statement reads, "we received notice that She'yaa was granted an expedited hearing".

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He added that 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".

Roc Nation issued a statement as well, saying, "We are pleased that 21 Savage was released on bond and will be reunited with his children after his incarceration. And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them", the statement concluded, signed by Charles Kuck, Dina Laporte, and Alex Spiro.

It has been over a week since the artist, née She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for being an "unlawfully present United Kingdom national".

His legal team did not immediately clarify what comes next in the case of the 26-year-old rapper, whose chart-topping latest album "I Am I Was" was released in December.

While chatting with Seth Rogen for an Interview magazine feature, the "Whole Lot" rapper said that while recovering from his injuries, he spent a lot of time in the studio.

ICE claimed 21 entered the US legally in 2005 but has been illegally living in the country since 2006.