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Wednesday
Feb132019

21 Savage heads back to Atlanta on private jet following release from ICE custody

Matt SwinskyIn the hours following his release from ICE custody, 21 Savage hopped on a private jet to Atlanta. 

Wednesday, TMZ shared a photo of the "A Lot" rapper boarding a plane with his mother near the detention center where 21 had been held for more than a week for allegedly overstaying his visa. 

"That's how we take people home when they win," Alex Spiro, who joined 21's legal team after JAY-Z's intervention earlier this month, said of the picture. 

The rapper was granted a release on bond, according to his lawyers. 

In a statement, Spiro along with attorneys Charles H. Kuck and Dina LaPolt said that they've been speaking to ICE for the last nine days in an attempt to clarify Savage's "legal standing and eligibility for bond," and to provide "evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society." 

21's legal team also revealed that he is "more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together."

In addition, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee, released a lengthy statement in support of 21 Savage.

As previously reported, Savage was arrested Super Bowl weekend and was facing possible deportation. He'd come to the United States with his family in 2005 from his native U.K., and when their visas expired, they remained in the U.S.

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