(AP) – Rapper 21 Savage is out on bond from federal immigration custody. His lawyer Alex Spiro spoke about the circumstances that led to his arrest and eventual release.
Spiro says, “The bottom line is ICE has said that it was a targeted operation. Whatever targeted means. Meaning if they were looking for any old immigrant or if they wanted to set an example with him. We don’t now yet. While he’s out here, we want his hearing. We want his freedom. “
U.S. authorities say the British citizen overstayed his work visa and has a felony conviction. The 26-year-old legally entered the U.S. in 2005 and his visa expired in July 2006. Savage was slated to perform at the Grammy Awards last Sunday but was forced to cancel. It’s unclear when a deportation hearing will be scheduled.