21 Savage Is Free -- Will He Become A Powerful Advocate For Immigration Reform?

21 Savage is finally free and is getting ready to reach out to several media outlets. Can he help push immigration reform over the finish line like Meek Mill?

21 Savage Is Free -- Will He Become A Powerful Advocate For Immigration Reform?380
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An immigration case that rocked the entertainment industry just had an interesting development. Some hip-hop stars and many fans are happy with what just happened.

Rapper 21 Savage was set free at least for the time being after being imprisoned for a period of nine days by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE officials in Atlanta. As a result, the Grammy-nominee was even forced to miss the Grammy awards, at which he was supposed to sing live.

Apparently, the musician, who was born in London, United Kingdom, had stayed in the U.S. even though the validity of his visa ended back in 2006.

However, after some considerations, officials from ICE decided to release him on a bond, and the rapper is set to appear in court on April 11 for his deportation hearing.

In an official explanation from the rapper’s lawyer it was explained that even though 21 Savage has been staying in the country out of the law, he had already applied for a U-visa back in 2017 and was still waiting on the results when he was detained by ICE.

According to the attorney’s statement, the rapper was not charged with any crimes by ICE, and he is just another example of the two million young people like him, who are living in the country illegally.

Following what happened, many have rumored that the real reason for 21 Savage’s arrest was the rapper’s past negative statements towards some of Donald Trump’s political decisions, such as the president’s policy for family separation at the US-Mexico border.

The music star’s detention provoked fiery reactions on social media, and a lot of celebrities spoke out in his defense.

Fellow rapper Cardi B was also one of those in favor of 21 Savage, as she expressed her support via Instagram post.  

21 is expected to do his first post-arrest interview with ABC's Good Morning America on Friday.

Some observers are wondering if the rapper can do for immigration what Meek Mill did for criminal justice.

After Mill was released from prison, he became a powerful advocate for criminal justice reform.