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Robert twenty one savage is set to be released from US custody on bond the artist has been held for over a week on immigration charges after being detained in Georgia his lawyers say he'll be released on Wednesday the Atlanta based rapper whose real name is shy and been Abraham Joseph was arrested by immigrations and customs enforcement or ice on February second its agents have accused him of overstaying a visa for more than a decade after coming to the US from the U. K. in two thousand and five in a statement Abraham Joseph lawyers say he was granted an expedited hearing to clarify his legal status and his eligibility for a bond ice officials were not available for immediate comment but told Reuters after his arrest the rapper was convicted on felony drug charges in twenty fourteen and was facing deportation proceedings in federal immigration court while he was nominated for two Grammy awards Abraham Joseph was not able to attend the glitzy event as he was still detained in Georgia and that Sunday ceremony other artists including LL cool J. spoke out against his arrest twenty one savage has you know prove that he can make a contribution in in America and prove that he can be a successful recording artist and I would hope that that counts for something I think that it's all about if you if you are punished because you're here without a visa in for doing something wrong then you should be rewarded if you hear and you did something right that sings balance and just to me so that's what I would say they actually Malone , %HESITATION things you have to put it in and let the newspaper reported Abraham shows his bond amount was set to one hundred thousand dollars the artists Facebook page shows he has scheduled several concerts over the next few weeks