11 Facts about Fetty Wap You Never Knew
1) How’d that happen to his eye?
Fetty Wap had Glaucoma when he was six months old. He was supposed to be blind in both eyes, but the doctor managed to save both. However, only recently did he make the decision to remove the eye. Feddy explained, “I was 19 and didn’t care anymore. Everyone in my city already knew. I got more comfortable.”
Fetty has completely owned the look and is now active in helping others in similar situations: Fetty Wap is pictured below posing with 11-year-old superfan Jayden Burgos, who also lost his eye at a young age. Inspired by the young rapper, Burgos is seen bravely smiling without his prosthetic eye in.
In response to her son’s courageous decision to remove his prosthetic eye, Burgos’ mom Brenda Vaden wrote an emotional Facebook post, “He has always been terrified of taking it out and would not be caught without it … and then comes along Fetty Wap,” she wrote. “Today, after weeks of asking, Jayden is venturing the world without his prosthetic. I of course am a wreck because this world can be cruel, but so proud.” To this, Fetty Wap personally replied, “I’m glad that I was able to give him the courage to take out his prosthesis. I know how it feels to be picked on. I’ve been talked about my whole entire life. The only difference now is they’re saying good things about the guy with one eye. I’m proud of Jayden, and I appreciate him more than he may know.”
2) Why is Fetty Wap’s squad named 1738?
If you’ve ever listened to Fetty’s hit “Trap Queen”, you’ve most likely heard the intro “Remy Boyz / 1738”. Fetty and his squad named themselves the Remy Boyz 1738 after the premium Rémy Martin cognac. “1738 is the finest liquor in the urban district. If you go to the liquor store and you get a bottle of 1738, it’s going to be the most expensive Remy… And that’s what we are, we’re the finest, we’re the best,” Fetty explains.
3) Who is this alleged “trap queen”? A real person?
I’m like, “Hey, what’s up? Hello”
Seen yo pretty ass soon as you came in the door
I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll
Married to the money, introduced her to my stove
Showed her how to whip it, now she remixin’ for low
She my trap queen, let her hit the bando
The trap queen lives! In an interview with Hot 97, Fetty admitted that the song was about his girlfriend/partner at the time. In a follow up interview shortly after, the rapper stated that he had officially broken up with “the trap queen”, and he had written the song after she went off to college.
4) What’s the story behind that mane? Dude’s got hella locks.
As you can tell, Fetty Wap has dreads. Long dreads. These are not your ordinary dreadlocks, though. The locs attached to Fetty’s head are real locs that came from from a personal friend of his. True story. The procedure is called “Loc Reattachment”.
The rapper believes that there was a certain transference of energy involved in receiving the new head of hair. Fetty Wap explains, the original owner of the locs “was a powerful person that spoke a lot of positivity”. Fetty feels that this positive energy became part of him with the reattachment. “Since I [attached her locs], the last 50 songs I recorded have been some of the hottest songs I ever did, just from the good energy I’ve been getting”, Fetty claims.
5) Why does Fetty wear a Haitian flag?
Despite any assumptions, Fetty is not Haitian & he confirmed this in a Twitter post. The rapper wears a Haitian flag as a tribute to his daughter’s grandmother who was Haitian. Fetty says, he “fell in love with the culture…people don’t know what Haiti means to me”.
6) Where is Fetty Wap from?
Paterson, New Jersey. “Paterson built Fetty Wap as an artist, I just built my name and my brand. But as far as the person Fetty Wap, don’t nobody know me better than the people of Paterson,” said Fetty.
7) Who is Nittdagritt?
The guy with the outro at the end of ‘Trap Queen’, that’s Nittdagritt, Fetty’s close friend. Nittdagritt runs RGF Productions, the label which Fetty’s signed to.
8) What does ‘Fetty Wap’ mean?
“Fetty is money… Wap is from Gucci Mane [nickname] Guwop.” ‘Fetty’ is a slang term for money, and ‘Wap’ is a tribute to Gucci Mane, a fellow rapper as well his idol.
9) What’s his real name? Was Fetty Wap born as Fetty Wap?
Fetty was born Willie Maxwell II. As he explained in an interview with Global Grind, he was named after his grandfather.
10) When did Fetty start producing?
Amazingly enough, Fetty Wap only began producing a little over 4 years ago in 2013! The rapper has music in his blood; his mother being a singer, and his brother being the writer of his second hit ‘My Way’. Key Takeaway: Aspiring producers, it’s never too late!
11) What did Fetty recently spend a whopping $80k on?
According to TMZ, the rapper was recently hooked up with 20 new porcelain veneers at a casual price of $4k per tooth.
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- Capital Xtra: http://www.capitalxtra.com/features/lists/facts-about-fetty/fetty-wap-tweet/
- People Magazine: http://people.com/bodies/fetty-wap-inspires-young-fan-with-one-eye/
- Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7453684/fetty-wap-eye-kids-6-things-you-may-not-know