Fetty Wap is an American musician and rapper who rose to fame with his smash track “Trap Queen” in the United States. Since he was a child, he has had a solid desire to rap and sing. Fetty Wap gained fame with the song “Trap Queen,” earning him several nominations, including the prestigious “Grammy.”
Fetty Wap was born in Patterson, New Jersey, on June 7th, 1991. Willie Maxwell was his given name at birth. Patterson is also home to prominent rappers like Redman and Joe Budden. Since infancy, Maxwell has had glaucoma, an eye ailment that can cause visual loss. The little boy’s left eye was lost at a young age due to this ailment.
He spent much of his childhood with a prosthetic eye, making him the target of taunting and ridicule at school. Willie Maxwell was frequently involved in confrontations due to this and, on one occasion, hurled a desk at another student. He grew more at ease in himself over time and one day chose to accept his impairment by removing his prosthetic eye entirely.
Fetty Wap had his first taste of music at church. On Sundays, Fetty Wap would perform with his father and brother at the church. He played the drums and continued to be involved with music throughout high school.
Fetty Wap started rapping to escape poverty. Monty and he, and a friend began experimenting with various rhythms they discovered on the website SoundClick. They produced a lot of demos to improve their rapping skills and gain confidence. Then one day, they came across a rap rhythm that would make Fetty Wap famous. He grew interested in music and began rapping soon after. Soon after, he wanted to try singing and do something a little different.
His jobs helped him make a lot of money, and he earned the moniker ‘Fetty,’ which means money.’ He took the surname Wop after his hero and well-known rapper Gucci Mane’s nickname, ‘GuWop.’ Early in 2014, his independent album’s single ‘Trap Queen’ was published. Despite the fact that the song received little attention for the first several months, it went viral in November of that year.
It was posted to the music-sharing website ‘SoundCloud.com,’ where it was played a total of 130 million times. Fetty Wap won the MC100 Award, the MTV Video Music Award, and the BET Hip Hop Award in 2015. He received two of these just for his popular track ‘Trap Queen.’ He was also nominated for three categories at the 2016 ‘American Music Awards.’ During the 2016 ‘Billboard Music Prizes,’ he was nominated for around ten awards, four of which were for ‘Trap Queen.’
Rapper and producer Fetty Wap has a net worth of $1 million.
‘Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood’ star Masika Kalysha has been in a relationship with Fetty Wap, and the couple has a daughter called Khari. Fetty Wap has three kids.
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