Rick Ross No More House Arrest In Pistol-Whipping Case

11/1/2015 12:45 AM PDT

Rick Ross: House Arrest Dropped In Pistol-Whipping Case

EXCLUSIVE

Rick Ross is a free man once again -- sorta -- because he's off house arrest. 

Ross was ordered to stay put at home in the case where he allegedly pistol-whipped a man. A judge ruled Friday Rozay's home confinement wasn't necessary since the alleged victim didn't live anywhere near him.

The judge said Ross has to stay clear of where the alleged victim lives, and he has to notify officials before leaving the state of Georgia.

Ross was given some traveling wiggle room in August ... for business reasons. 

Looks like the rapper will take advantage of his newfound freedom ... he's got a show in Chicago next month.