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The rapper 21 Savage was released on bail Tuesday, nine days after his arrest by the police of migration in america who have aroused a huge outcry.
“Today, 21 Savage has been granted a release on bail, he has earned his freedom “, announced the lawyers of the rapper, Charles Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro, in a press release.
The lawyers were not immediately clarified whether the rapper, 26-year-old –whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham Joseph, the father of three children in the united states– could still be expelled from the United States, nor when he may need to present to the justice or the police migration ICE.
The rapper had been arrested on 3 February in the Atlanta area.
His lawyers have also sent a message of thanks to his fans: even if he was unable to attend the ceremony of the Grammy awards Sunday in Los Angeles, 21 Savage ” was in the thought and is grateful for the support that came from around the world.”
The rapper, whose last album “I Am > I Was” was at the beginning of January as head of u.s. sales, had been nominated for those Grammys. His many fans had bemoaned his absence in the ceremony, even if he had not ultimately been awarded.
A petition launched after his arrest to ask for her release has been signed by more than 460.000 people.
Many celebrities were mounted to the niche to ask for his release: musicians such as Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone or Jay-Z, but also political personalities such as the young star democrat Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Just before the announcement of the release of the rapper, a video support, carried out in particular by Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, SSZA, DJ Khaled, had been posted on the news site Mic.
Many fans of 21 Savage discovered with his arrest that he was not american but british, although he has lived in Atlanta since his childhood.
His lawyers have explained that it was irregular since the expiry of his visa in 2006, while he was still a minor, a situation comparable to that of 1.8 million people, arrived in the United States children but still undocumented immigrants who arrived as adults.