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21 Savage’s Deportation In Limbo, Hearing Postponed

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21 Savage will have to wait longer to know his fate.

The Atlanta rapper’s deportation hearing was scheduled to get underway on April 9th but was postponed without no new date announced, Billboard reported in a cover story. 21 Savage‘s attorney Charles Kuck confirmed the delay while saying that no new date was announced. Kuck revealed that the immigration courts don’t have enough judges, so the court is backlogged. As with many immigration cases these days. Kuck also made it clear that the case will not go before a group of judges as a result of the delay.

“They don’t have enough nondetained judges, so his case is waiting to be assigned,” the attorney said. “I can’t give anybody, even him, a date as to when that might be.”

21 Savage also opened up about being detained by ICE and not knowing what is going to happen to him. Thankfully, the rapper’s fans and celebrity friends rallied around him to have him release from detention.

“The worst thing was sitting in there not knowing what was going to happen, or when it’s going to happen,” the “Bank Account” rapper said. “Whenever I went to jail before, it was, ‘You’re being charged with this and going to court on this date.’ But immigration ain’t like that. You’re just being held.”

21 Savage, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was born in the United Kingdom and immigrated to the United States when his mother moved to Atlanta when he was a teenager. 21 still has a pathway to obtain legal permanent residency in the United States, but he could still face deportation.