Willie Maxwell (born June 7, 1990), better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American rapper. A native of Paterson, New Jersey, he is best known for his 2014 hit single « Trap Queen », which peaked at number 2 on the United States Billboard Hot 100. He signed with 300 Entertainment in November 2014 and is set to release a self-titled mixtape in 2015.
Wille Maxwell was raised in a housing project in Paterson, New Jersey, and is of Haitian descent.
He began taking interest in music in 2013. Initially starting off as only a rapper, he later decided to start singing as well because he « wanted to do something different. » He was nicknamed « Fetty » because he was always known for getting money. « Wap » was added to the end of the name to perform under in tribute to his favorite rapper Gucci Mane.
Wap’s single was released in early 2014 titled « Trap Queen ». He made the song in February 2014, but it did not start to get recognition until mid-November 2014, and since it has become a gold record and has over 10 million plays on soundcloud. His debut mixtape, Fetty Wap: The Mixtape was originally set for release in February 2015 but was delayed because he continued making new songs.
His recently released a remix of his song « My Way » featuring Drake which was very well received by the audience and the media, calling it the song that will soundtrack our summer.
He started a promotional tour what will take him all across America during the summer of 2015
When he was a child, Wap developed glaucoma in both eyes. His doctors were unable to save his left eye, in which he currently wears an ocular prosthesis.
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