21 Savage is officially a free man and is heading home to his family. Following his release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday (Feb. 13), the rapper boarded a private jet en route to Atlanta.
Local Atlanta news outlet WSB posted one of the first photos of 21 after his release from ICE custody. In the pic, which you can see below, a very happy 21 is embracing his mother, who is clearly excited that her son is out of the detention center.
21, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is going through a very difficult situation. The 26-year-old artist was in ICE custody for nine days after his arrest for being an illegal immigrant.
Reps for 21 issued a statement about the rapper securing his bond as they announced that the rapper had been granted bond on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 12).
“21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters—he says that while he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together,” reads a statement from 21’s attorneys Alex Spiro, Kuck and Dina LaPolt. “He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members, and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country. And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.”
Check out 21 Savage’s first photo since his release from ICE custody below.
JUST IN: Here is the first photo of #21Savage after he was released. His attorney gave us this picture of 21 Savage and his mother about to board a private plane to fly home to Atlanta. https://t.co/COW079MOJA
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— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) February 13, 2019
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