ATLANTA — Rapper 21 Savage was released on bond from ICE custody Tuesday, TMZ reported.
The rapper now awaits his deportation hearing.
The rapper, born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hours before the Super Bowl in Atlanta February 3.
The Grammy-nominated rapper was unable to attend the ceremony Sunday due to being in ICE detention.
The 26-year-old is notorious for being an Atlanta native, but ICE claims the rapper is actually a United Kingdom resident
Abraham-Joseph was in the process of obtaining a U-Visa, TMZ reported.
The agency alleges that Abraham-Joseph entered the US legally in July 2005, when he was a minor, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa.
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” ICE said in a statement. “ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
TMZ reported 21 Savage was granted an expedited hearing, according to the the rapper’s attorneys Charles H. Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro.