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A$AP Ferg is explaining his absence at the recent 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. 

In an interview with, Ferg - who picked up the award for Best New Artist - says he skipped out on the awards ceremony because he didn't think he was going to win. 

At the time of the ceremony Ferg says he was "doing some other stuff," but adds that he wishes he would've been on hand to pick up the award.  Ferg also says it "feels good" to be declared 2013's Best New Artist.  

Back in August, Ferg released his debut album Trap Lord, which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart.  

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