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Anthony "Harv" Ellison, the alleged robber and kidnapper of Tekashi 6ix9ine, has released a statement about the alleged crime - claiming it was just a publicity stunt.

According to Harv, the incident, which took place in July 2018 did not exactly go down the way that everyone thinks it did. His representative Camille Cushman issued a statement to Complex. 

Harv's rep told the outlet that he was "promised" by federal agents that he "would be home in weeks" if he corroborated their version of events instead of his own. Officers also reportedly told Harv that his arrest was "business, not personal."

Harv says the kidnapping was staged:

"Danny didn't care if the stunt could be taken as embarrassing, he thought it was believable," the statement reads. "He said it would even make some people feel bad for him, which was good after all the trolling he had done. It worked, even Shotti bought it."

His lawyer then added, "These prosecutors are relying more on the jurors' bias towards gang culture than they are on real evidence. They've been forcing puzzle pieces together that clearly don't fit."

At the time of his arrest, many believed that the kidnapping could well have been a publicity stunt as he was gearing up to drop music.