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A$AP Rocky free to leave Sweden ahead of assault trial ruling

A court in Stockholm has allowed A$AP Rocky to await the outcome of his assault trial in the United States, releasing the American rapper who has spent the past month in Swedish jail.

The Stockholm District Court has not yet made a ruling in the case, but said Friday that A$AP Rocky and his two co-defendants were free to leave Sweden. Rocky, David Rispers and Bladimir Corniel are currently on their way back to the US, according to a US State Department official.

A judgment will be delivered on August 14.

The 30-year-old artist -- whose real name is Rakim Mayers -- has been in custody since July 3. After his release, he thanked the court and his supporters in a message posted on his Instagram account.

"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 said. "This has been a very difficult and humbling experience," he added.

The alleged victim in the case was "very satisfied" with how the trial had been conducted, according to his lawyer Magnus Stromberg.