A$AP Ferg Explains Why He Wasn't At The BET Awards

A$AP Ferg says he didn't know he was going to win the award for "Best New Artist for 2013."

The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards was a few weeks ago and one of the surprises during event was who took home the award for "Best New Artist for 2013." Apparently, It was so much of a surprise for the winner that he wasn't present at the ceremony.

Young Jack Thriller recently caught up with the award recipient, A$AP Ferg, as he explained why he wasn't at the awards.

"I was surprised, I didn't think I was going to win," he said when asked about winning the award. "That's why we wasn't there, we didn't know, we really didn't know. I got caught up doing some other stuff but I wish I was there."

The A$AP Mob artist also talked about his new award, which he says he believes validates him as one of the best out. 

"It feel good, I felt like I was one of the greats," he said. "It's just proven to everyone else now."

Ferg won "Best New Artist for 2013" at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. The A$AP Mob also had their own cypher during the awards, which included Ferg. A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant and A$AP Rocky also participated in the freestyle showcase.

Watch the full ThisIs50 interview below:

RELATED: A$AP Mob (A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant & A$AP Rocky) - "2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher"

29 Comments

  • Bonnie Davis

    uptil I saw the check 4 $7519, I be certain that my sister could actually receiving money parttime on their laptop.. there neighbour had bean doing this less than eleven months and resantly paid for the mortgage on there cottage and bourt themselves a Jaguar XJ. try here... http://smal.ly/s5gyx

  • Sety Machete

    FYI.. The award Ferg got was rookie of the year and not best new artist. and this dude sucks ass..

  • Anonymous

    And Macklemore doesn't have a publishing deal with ADA, you dumbass. Even a 2 years knows ASAP ferg ain't in control of his publishing. LOL! owned! CHECK OUT THE DETAILS TO MACKLEMORE'S DEAL HERE:http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/1484126/macklemore-ryan-lewis-crash-radio-with-thrift-shop

  • Anonymous

    I made that comment.HAHAHA. I don't give a fuck about macklemore, i'm just explaining to you how asap ferg is a flop compared to macklemore who is selling millions off his own independent label. ok, thanks for the info. but does that still change the fact that macklemore is an independent artist and asap ferg is not. macklemore signed a one year distribution deal with ADA via his own label macklemore llc. Asap ferg is signed to ASAP worlwide and polo grounds, a subsidiary of Sony Music, distributed by RCA. Now that's two majors right there. All ADA did for macklemore is ditribution, every other thing was handled by macklemore. ASAP ferg is signed to a nigga who is signed to another nigga who is signed to a major that is signed to another major that is signed to another major and still can't sell 50, 000 albums. lol! thanks for the info and exposing how this bum niggas are being slaved by majors..

  • wolf

    shitty rapping ass motherfuckers hate the way they rap or what ever the fuck they doing

  • jimjim

    who gives a fuck hate them asap dudes

  • Anonymous

    Young fergenstein Sippin purple wine Got all the fiends On the service line And I serve um dimes Nickels and quarters South of the border I stick to the hor doeuvres You do what your ho say Cuz you is a ho nigga I'm more like Soze Your ho call me Keyser When she squirt like a geyser Aye sir

  • Money First

    Dude with the MackLemore response to homie who said that Macklemore had distribution....Dude was right and you were wrong...Click the link and get your knowledge up before you comment or better yet learn how to fuckin' Google!!! http://ada-music.com/partners/labels?alphabet=M

    • Anonymous

      wow! thanks for the info. I made that comment. So technically Macklemore has a one year distribution deal with ADA. How smart! one year meaning he didn't sign off his whole life like Chief Keef and all this other bums like ASAP Ferg. I'm pretty sure ASAP ferg signed a 6 year deal and the fact that he flopped means he'll be sitting on the shelf for the next 6 years. Thanks again for the info.

    • d mac

      that's what's up Money, these fuckboys be swearing they know it all, and don't be knowing sh*t thinking they teaching someone, lol f*cking blind leading the blind I tell you

  • Linda Jenkins

    before I looked at the draft 4 $9462, I be certain that...my... brother had been actualy receiving money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there aunt had bean doing this less than 10 months and resantly cleared the loans on there apartment and bourt themselves a Land Rover Defender. my explanation... http://smal.ly/8wUo2

  • Anonymous

    I don't know why people keep bring up sales like they haven't been gradually decreasing in the industry from year to year. Times have changed.

    • Anonymous

      RCA making money off his sales, and publishing and tour doesn't mean he can't get dropped. For you to sell out shows in the first place you have to sell a reasonable amount of albums which Asap ferg doesn't. If Fergie ain't selling out shows why should he be on the roster in the first place. clown. HAHAHAHA!

    • Anonymous

      ^clown, that's what we're saying. why you peons worried about sales when you have no idea what structured contract or company goals any of these rappers have?

    • Anonymous

      360 deals even make it worse. Rca makes money off his meager album sales and tour and publishing which ultimately leaves him with nothing. so why do people get shelved or dropped from a label if sales don't matter. shut up if u dont know about the music biz.

    • Anonymous

      they still think every label expects every artist to sell 500,000 or a million units even when they heard about 360 deals how can you have an intelligent conversation with that type of person?

    • Anonymous

      real talk. they're pretty irrelevant for comparing anything.

  • Anonymous

    asap ferg winning over earl or joey, not surprising.. that's bet for ya..

  • Anonymous

    best new artist? he didn't even sell 50, 000 copies of his album on a major. Bet lost all credibility.

  • Fish

    A well earned award, the album was good and he's reaping the rewards now.

    • Anonymous

      I made that comment.HAHAHA. I don't give a fuck about macklemore, i'm just explaining to you how asap ferg is a flop compared to macklemore who is selling millions off his own independent label. ok, thanks for the info. but does that still change the fact that macklemore is an independent artist and asap ferg is not. macklemore signed a one year distribution deal with ADA via his own label macklemore llc. Asap ferg is signed to ASAP worlwide and polo grounds, a subsidiary of Sony Music, distributed by RCA. Now that's two majors right there. All ADA did for macklemore is ditribution, every other thing was handled by macklemore. ASAP ferg is signed to a nigga who is signed to another nigga who is signed to a major that is signed to another major that is signed to another major and still can't sell 50, 000 albums. lol! thanks for the info and exposing how this bum niggas are being slaved by majors.

    • Rain

      Get your Macklemore ass out of here man, he's fucking corny. If the dude was Black he wouldn't have a third of those sales!

    • Anonymous

      ^ lol did you check the ADA site dude way up there left pussy boy? here, let me stick my finger in your bullet wound: "During 2009, Warner Music Group (WMG) combined Ryko Distribution with ADA to create an independent label service company that provides a suite of services including physical and digital global distribution, physical production, merchandise production and distribution. ADA offers account management, an in-house music licensing function, custom products and services, marketing and sponsorships, as well as digital marketing tools. ADA is a distributor of independent music, partnering with labels such as Cartoon Network, Epitaph, Hopeless, Secretly Canadian, Fearless, Side One Dummy, Taseis, and Smithsonian Folkways. In 2012, Independent Label Group was merged into ADA." ^ now got sit your gullible ass down somewhere and ask yourself why they keep telling you Macklemore did it all on his own when the PROOF is out there. Because they know naive pussies like you will eat it up like a bitch will a soap opera. A 2 year old can't even spell their own name how they gonna know about music industry business? Wipe Macklemore's sperm off your chin and go away, you've embarrassed yourself.

    • Anonymous

      No! stupid. The only imprint on Macklemore's CD is Macklemore LLC, meaning that every sale of the album is handled by his label, no distribution deals or anything of the sort. Why would Warner and Music Group not have their imprint on the album, if they had nothing to do with it. lol. And even a 2 year old knows Macklemore is an independent artist while Asap ferg is not. Asap ferg is signed to polo grounds a label that has a distribution deal with RCA. nice try faggot. lol

    • Anonymous

      Macklemore LLC has a P&D deal with ADA, a company who's parent is Warner Music Group. You do know Warner is a major label, right dumbass?

    • Anonymous

      fuck out of here: 48,000 copies on RCA and Polo Grounds: that's a major label for your dumbass. Macklemore went plat and his album came out on Macklemore LLC no help from any majors. hehehe, definitely won't be releasing another album in his life. dude should stick to mixtapes.

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