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A$AP Rocky Interview From 2017 Played in Court, Could Be Damaging to His Case

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By Daniel Goldblatt

An interview A$AP Rocky gave two years ago could come back to bite the rapper in the ass.

After A$AP was done testifying in his assault trial on Thursday, a video was played for the court from an interview he gave where talked about meeting the rapper Cassanova when the two were both locked up as kids.

In the interview, A$AP explains [beginning at the 10:52 mark] that when Casanova asked him his name, he responded, "In here they call me Harlem but my name Rocky."

The video is below and contains a lot of NSFW language.

The nickname Harlem has come up several times throughout this case.

According to an investigative report obtained by The Blast, the authorities submitted into evidence a text message written by A$AP's assistant, Abby.

In the text message, she writes, "Harlem came out he grabbed a empty bottle on the street and smashed it."

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In the same report, in an interview with police on July 17, A$AP he did not know who Abigail was referring to:

Question: What does Abigail mean when she writes in the same conversation Harlem came out he grabbed an empty bottle on the street and smashed it on the person

A$AP: I don't know who Harlem is.

Question: Do you know if anyone else is called Harlem?

A$AP: No.

Question: Why does she write and refer to someone Harlem?

A$AP: I don't know, you may ask her. She says lots of things I don't know why she says.

Earlier in the interrogation, A$AP was directly asked about the nickname and whether he used it.

Question: You've told me you're from New York, where in New York are you from?

A$AP: Upper Manhattan. From Harlem.

Question: Is anyone in your company called Harlem?

A$AP: No.

Question: Neither are you?

A$AP:No.

A$AP testified during the hearing on Thursday that he only picked up the bottle to make sure the other guys did not grab it.

"As far as the bottles go," he testified, "I held it momentarily because I realized it was stupid, especially when they didn't have it in their possession, it wasn't necessary for me to have it, so I put it down."

He later said he "held it momentarily because I realized it was stupid, especially when they didn't have it in their possession, it wasn't necessary for me to have it, so I put it down."

The trial is scheduled to resume tomorrow.

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