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A former associate and convicted kidnapper of Tekashi 6ix9ine's is claiming that his beef with rapper Trippie Redd was all staged.

Anthony "Harv" Ellison was found guilty in federal court of racketeering conspiracy and kidnapping the "Gummo" rapper but now wants a judge to overturn his conviction as he says it was all fake.

Ellison says that all he was doing was having 6ix9ine's back during a "staged claim publicity beef" with Trippie.

The rapper's managers wanted the "staged confrontation" for publicity to promote his music and reinforce his image as a Nine Trey Gangsta Blood. 

"Hernandez simply had no credibility, especially in light of the fact that he orchestrated a bizarre series of events that culminated in him taking pictures at a hospital after the alleged kidnapping which he then immediately sent to TMZ," wrote Ellison's lawyers wrote in a motion filed to Manhattan federal court Judge Paul Engelmayer.

Both rappers were signed to the label, TenThousand Projects.