21 Savage released from immigration detention, immediately flies to Atlanta
by Derêka K. Bennett
Rapper 21 Savage was released this morning from a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia.
21 was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in Atlanta Immigration Court on Tuesday (Feb. 12).
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested him and held him at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla earlier this month, saying he’s a U.K. citizen who overstayed his visa.
“He is pleased with the outcome and his family is elated, of course, that he is returning home after days of stress and uncertainty,” said Tia Smith, one of his immigration attorneys.
21 Savage’s deportation case is still pending in Atlanta and may not be resolved for a couple of years, his attorneys said.
ICE declined to comment on 21 Savage’s case Wednesday. However, the federal agency has previously said it focuses on detaining and deporting people with criminal records.