It's been over a week since 21 Savage was arrested by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in Atlanta. The "A Lot" rapper was arrested during an ICE operation that revealed he was in fact a UK native who had overstayed his visa in the US, after moving over from England with his mother when he was a child. The rapper has now been released on bond while he awaits his deportation hearing.
His lawyers Alex Spiro, Charles H. Kuck, and Dina Lapolt released a statement to accompany the news.
"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."
Roc Nation also issued a statement.
“We are pleased that 21 Savage was released on bond and will be reunited with his children after his incarceration. We will continue to stand with 21 Savage and all the families that continue to be unfairly victimized by our country’s broken immigration policies.”
Shortly after the news of the arrest emerged, it was revealed that the rapper was currently in the process of getting a U-Visa as a victim of a crime, which would have granted him legal residency in the States.