Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage Released From ICE Detention on Bond, Granted ‘Expedited Hearing’

Rapper 21 Savage, also known as She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on bond Tuesday and granted an “expedited hearing,” according to a statement from his lawyers. “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,” the statement read. “Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond. He won his freedom.” His lawyers also said the rapper wanted to express his gratitude for the “support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones.” The Atlanta-based rapper, who was born in the U.K., was detained earlier this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which accused him of staying in the U.S. on an expired visa. His lawyers maintained that the government knew about the rapper’s immigration status, and claimed he had a visa application pending approval.