21 Savage has reportedly been released from custody after being arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency earlier this month, TMZ reports. The rapper is now awaiting a deportation hearing.
21’s lawyers, Charles H. Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro issued a statement to the rappers fans and supporters after he missed the Grammy Awards, which took place on Feb. 10.
“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,” his legal team stated.
Although 21 was not able to be present, his family was reportedly at the ceremony to collect his first Grammys for his contributions on Childish Gambino’s Record of the Year, “This Is America” and Post Malone’s Best Rap/Sung Performance on “Rockstar.”
As previously reported, Savage was arrested on Super Bowl day (Feb. 3) by ICE. The agency claimed he was a “fraud” and had a gun in his possession at the time of the arrest, but his legal team maintains that he was not armed and that he was wrongly detained. His legal team also confirmed that he is in the process of getting a U-Visa.
“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,” the rapper’s legal statement continued. “And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.”
It is unclear when 21 Savage’s deportation hearing is scheduled at this time.