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    Rapper 21 Savage Released


    The very popular rapper 21 Savage has been released from bond. He was in custody by the ICE for being in the U.S. illegally.

    He was arrested February 3 by ICE, which said he was born in the United Kingdom and was in the United States illegally. His birth certificate says he was born in East London to British parents.

    21 Savage was brought to the United States at age 7 and in 2005 left before returning a month later. In 2006, 21 Savage’s parents failed to renew his visa. He’s been living in the United States illegally since then, according to immigration officials.

    I asked a student their thoughts on this and Max “Glad that 21 has been released, everyone’s attention was caught when he was in custody. Thankful he isn’t in custody anymore.” said this.

    The visa application was filed in 2017, four years after 21 Savage’s reportedly was shot six times during an incident in which a friend of his died.

    A U-visa is available to those who have been the victims of a crime in the United States, have suffered physical or mental injury as a result of a crime and who are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in an investigation or criminal prosecution, according to ICE.

    In October 2014, 21 Savage was convicted in Fulton County, Georgia, on counts of marijuana possession, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of certain felonies and manufacturing. The rapper’s representatives said the conviction was expunged.

    He began rapping in 2013 and became part of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. In 2017, his studio debut, “Issa,” hit No. 2 on the rap charts. His latest album, “I Am > I Was” was released last month and spent the first two weeks of 2019 atop the Billboard 200.

    Jay-Z, J. Cole, and Roc Nation were all contributing to the rappers release and got him a top of the line lawyer.

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