21 Savage Released on Bond, Lawyers Say He Is Grateful for the Community’s Support

Feb 12, 2019
4:39 PM

21 Savage attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 15th Anniversary Event at Brooklyn Navy Yard on November 5, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Atlanta Rapper 21 Savage has been released on bond, his lawyers said in a statement via Twitter. The Grammy-nominated artist was detained on Sunday, February 3 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allegedly overstaying his visa. His lawyers say that he is grateful for the community’s support.

The news comes less than two days after the Grammy Awards, where 21 Savage was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance for his feature on Post Malone’s song “Rockstar.” His mother got tickets to go to the awards in his place, and chose not to go in protest of her son’s detention. During the awards, producer Ludwig Göransson mentioned 21 Savage during his acceptance speech. “He should be here” he said of 21 Savage, née She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph.

Advocacy organizations and celebrities have been speaking up in support of the 26-year-old performer, just earlier today Mic released a video where Kendrick Lamar, Sza, America Ferrera and others showed their support.


petition to stop the deportation of 21 Savage has over 460,000 signatures.


Amanda Alcántara is the Digital Media Editor at Latino Rebels and Futuro Media Group. You can follow her at @YoSoy_Amanda.