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‘He’s coming home’ — Trump celebrates ASAP Rocky’s release from Swedish prison

President Donald Trump on Friday announced ASAP Rocky, US rapper, would be released from prison in Sweden after a week-long trial over an alleged assault of a 19-year-old man.

It was gathered that the talented rapper was released from jail pending a verdict in the high-profile assault case against him in Sweden.

Trump, who had taken interest in his case, to the extent of reaching out to Stefan Löfven, Sweden’s prime minister, took to Twitter to celebrate the rapper’s return to the U.S.

“A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!” Trump wrote.

Last week, he had fired a barrage of angry tweets fired at the Swedish government, demanding for the rapper’s immediate release.

ASAP Rocky, whose name is Rakim Mayers, has been in custody since July 3 along with two members of his entourage.

Trump also guaranteed that Rocky was not a flight risk and would wait out his trial date.

Rocky, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm alongside an entourage of two men after he was involved in a fight that got captured on camera.

The rapper had earlier claimed he acted in self-defense on suspicion of being followed. He was, however, remanded in prison since July 3, as investigations into the case continued.

He was temporarily released on Friday until a verdict is announced on August 14.

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