Feb 12, 2019 - Politics & Policy

ICE releases rapper 21 Savage on bond

Rapper 21 Savage.

Rapper 21 Savage. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday released rapper 21 Savage on bond and granted him an "expedited" deportation hearing, more than a week after he was arrested and detained for overstaying his visa, according to his attorneys.

Background: According to ICE, 21 Savage, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is a U.K. national and entered the U.S. legally in July 2005. He failed to leave, however, and was unlawfully present when his visa expired in 2006.

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