21 Savage, real name Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been released after more than a week in custody following his arrest by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
Representatives for Shéyaa claimed he lost his legal status to stay in the United States “through no fault of his own,” — apparently he applied for another visa in 2017 once he became aware he was officially illegally within the country.
Shéyaa’s legal team told The Blast, “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.”
Concluding, “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.” — we’re told Shéyaa is now going to fight the allegations made against him to ensure he remains within the U.S. where his “loves ones” remain, including his mother, sisters and children.
Questions were raised that Shéyaa may be a flight risk, but his representatives are adamant that he’s no flight risk due to the fact he doesn’t have any interest nor reason to leave the country as his family remain in the U.S., in fact, some are citizens.