After languishing behind bars in a Stockholm jail cell for a month, A$AP Rocky has finally been freed while he awaits trial in Sweden on assault charges stemming from an incident on June 30 that the rapper claims was self-defence.
On Friday, reports TMZ, the rapper was released after judges ruled to free him from prison. They have also agreed to let him leave Sweden.
Prosecutors had asked that Rocky remains behind bars because he posed a flight risk, but TMZ points out that the judges’ ruling, when “reading between the lines,” could be a sign that they don’t believe he’ll be found guilty.
According to Associated Press, Rocky (whose real name is Rakim Mayers) and the other two suspects will remain free until the verdict is announced on Aug. 14.
Following the decision, Rocky took to Instagram to thank all the people who’ve been calling for his release over the past few weeks.
“THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS,” he wrote in an all-caps message, admitting the experience has been “DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING.”
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THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS I CANT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE I WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR ALLOWING ME BLADI AND THOTO TO RETURN TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT
President Donald Trump, who has personally lobbied the Prime Minister of Sweden to urge the rapper’s release, took to Twitter in order to celebrate the news with a clunky pun about A$AP Rocky’s “Rocky Week,” encouraging him to “get home ASAP A$AP!”