21 Savage Released On $100,000 Bond
Written by KFAT on February 13, 2019
Maria Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor
Atlanta, GE, United States (4E) – 21 Savage has been granted release from custody after posting bail, the rapper’s legal team confirmed on Tuesday. Aside from his release, which was granted after spending nine days in detention, the rapper will be placed into expedited deportation proceedings.
In a statement written on Facebook by his lawyers, Charles Kuck, Dina LaPolt, and Alex Spiro, it was said that the rapper will not forget this experiences as well as the “fathers, sons, family members, and faceless” who was in detention with him who still remain “unjustly incarcerated across the country,” CBS News reports.
US immigration court Judge Dan Pelletier granted his release on a $100,000 bond during a hearing on Tuesday, Sky News reports.
21 Savage, whose release name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested on February 2 by the US Immigration on claims that he is illegally staying in the United States with an expired visa. The rapper, it was found out, is actually a British citizen who migrated to the US since he was 12 years. He is a father of three, all of whom are American citizens.
According to authorities, 21 Savage has been living a false public persona as he allegedly concealed the fact about his visa expiring in 2006. However, his lawyers has denied such claims, saying that the rapper never hid any information from the police and in fact applied for a renewal of his visa in 2017. His lawyer claims the application was still pending when he was apprehended by authorities and taken into custody.
21 Savage was nominated for two awards at the recently concluded Grammy Awards.
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