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British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threat

British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threatUK-born rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his lawyer said. The entertainer, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested on February 2 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over accusations he had overstayed his visa by more than a decade. Officials said he came to the United States from Britain in 2005. Atlanta US Immigration Court Judge Dan Pelletier granted the 26-year-old bond during a hearing on Tuesday, his attorney Charles Kuck told Reuters by phone. The bond amount was set at $ 100,000, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Kuck declined to confirm the amount. His legal team earlier on Tuesday released a statement that said he had been released. Kuck later said Abraham-Joseph remained in ICE custody because the bond was not granted before a daily 2pm deadline, but said he would be released on Wednesday.  21 Savage was born in the UK Credit: AP The rapper, who was born in Plaistow, east London, but moved to the US with his mother when he was seven, was granted an expedited hearing after speaking with ICE officials to clarify his legal standing and bond eligibility, his legal team said in a statement. "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," they said. ICE officials were not immediately available for comment. The rapper still faces deportation proceedings in federal immigration court, Kuck said. "His case is not over by a long shot," he added. t.co/2dXm2pI0wgpic.twitter.com/WkBM318ljl— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) February 7, 2019 Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia in 2014, and was arrested as part of a targeted operation with the cooperation of local law enforcement, an ICE spokesman told Reuters when the rapper was taken into custody. 21 Savage was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the hit "Rockstar," with Post Malone, including the coveted record of the year category, but was unable to attend the glitzy awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday because he was being held in Georgia. His Facebook page shows he has several concerts scheduled in the coming weeks.



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California mudslides shut down Pacific Coast Highway, ensnare motorists including rapper Soulja Boy

California mudslides shut down Pacific Coast Highway, ensnare motorists including rapper Soulja BoyA potent winter storm that hammered the West Coast over the weekend triggered mudslides in Southern California in areas scorched by wildfires.



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Details Emerge in Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion, Police Say He Was Targeted

Details Emerge in Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion, Police Say He Was TargetedTwo masked gunmen ambushed the rapper.



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XXXTentacion murder: Police reveal how killers tracked rapper in final moments before fatal shooting

XXXTentacion murder: Police reveal how killers tracked rapper in final moments before fatal shootingThe killers of rapper XXXTentacion tracked his movements before shooting him dead in a robbery, police have revealed. CCTV footage studied by detectives showed two men, one in orange sandals, following XXXTentacion into a motorbike dealership, where they bought a red mask, according to court documents. A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murdering the rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, after he was ambushed and fatally shot in his BMW electric car in Florida.



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XXXTentacion Dead at 20: Suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams Arrested in Murder of Beloved Rapper

XXXTentacion Dead at 20: Suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams Arrested in Murder of Beloved RapperDedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested Wednesday night in Pompano, Fla.



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Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in FloridaTroubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida, authorities said.



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Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In FloridaJahseh Dwayne Onfroy, the rapper known as XXXTentacion, was shot dead in South



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Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20

Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20XXXTentacion, the troubled 20-year-old rapper whose grim, often suicidal rhymes propelled him to the top of the US chart just months ago, was shot dead Monday in Florida in a possible robbery, authorities said. The rapper, whose lyrics were filled with insecurity and his real life marred by violence, was gunned down in broad daylight near a motorcycle store in Deerfield Beach north of Miami, the Broward County sheriff’s department said. The artist whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.



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Trump hits back at Jay-Z after rapper dismissed his claims about black unemployment

Trump hits back at Jay-Z after rapper dismissed his claims about black unemploymentPresident Trump fired back at Jay-Z on Sunday morning after the hip-hop star dismissed his taking credit for a record low number of unemployed African-Americans.



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22-Year-Old Rapper Meets 81-Year-Old Words With Friends Opponent

22-Year-Old Rapper Meets 81-Year-Old Words With Friends OpponentThere are no words for this: A 22-year-old rapper and producer living in Harlem finally met the 81-year-old woman he considered his “best friend.”



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