Rapper 21 Savage has regained his freedom. She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, his real name, has just spent nine days in a detention center of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the US immigration service. They blame the artist for remaining on US soil without a valid visa.
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"During the last 24 hours, with the Grammy Awards that he had to attend and perform, we were informed that She'yaa had obtained an emergency hearing. Today, 21 Savage has been released on bail. He won his freedom, "said his legal representatives, Charles Kuck, Dina Laporte and Alex Spiro, in a statement relayed by the Guardian.
A first victory
This bail is good news for the 26-year-old artist, who also has three children born in the United States (and therefore of US nationality), but there is no guarantee that he will be able to stay in the country.
21 Savage still has to wait for the decision of the immigration authorities whether or not he can live and work in the United States or if he will be deported to the United Kingdom, that he left with his parents in age 7 and where he has never lived since. The rapper, supported by Jay-Z, is waiting for a U visa, specifically granted to victims of crime. He was shot at 21 years old.