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Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage Released From Immigration Custody

FILE - In this Sunday, May 20, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken into custody Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, by U.S. immigration agents in Georgia. It was an even bigger shock to learn he had been an immigrant in the first place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, May 20, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken into custody Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, by U.S. immigration agents in Georgia. It was an even bigger shock to learn he had been an immigrant in the first place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA — Lawyers for rapper 21 Savage say he has been released on bond from federal immigration custody.

In a statement, lawyers Charles Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro said the rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released Tuesday.

Abraham-Joseph was taken into immigration custody early on Feb. 3. He had been contracted to perform at the University of Florida on Feb. 27, though the status of that performance was in doubt following his arrest.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the British citizen had overstayed his visa and has a felony conviction.

Abraham-Joseph's lawyers said they've been speaking with ICE since his arrest to "clarify his actual legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society."

They have previously said the 26-year-old rapper was brought to the U.S. when he was 7 and his legal status expired in 2006 through no fault of his own.

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