Fetty Wap’s life has changed a whole lot over the past couple of years, but he hasn’t changed at all.
Interview sat the “Trap Queen” star down with Daily Show host Trevor Noah yesterday (February 9) for a revealing conversation about Fetty's rise to fame following his debut single’s breakthrough in late 2014.
It turns out the artist born Willie Maxwell II doesn’t really feel like he’s Fetty Wap at all. "Fetty Wap's not one person,” he explained. "Fetty Wap consists of a tight family. When I go out as Fetty Wap, I represent the whole family... Fetty Wap is that person that holds it together, and the only way you can hold it together is by having family around you."
He also doesn’t feel like playing Fetty Wap in public has changed him as a person. "I don't feel no different. I see the music, because I made it. I don't really see the fame,” he said. "If I had something to prove, I proved it already, so why do I have to go showboat? Like, I don't say I got the hottest song in the world. And, personally, I think otherwise. I like other people's music."
"I don't care about being Fetty Wap,” he continued. "Like, this doesn't mean anything to me. My plan was to make sure that my son would be good, and I have a daughter now, so now she's included into the equation, and the work I do as Fetty Wap made me care."
Whether it’s his immediate family or his inner network of friends and collaborators, Fetty's top priority is looking out for people who matter to him. That means keeping out of the way of the police— so no posing with firearms. "I love everybody that's with me. All these dudes from Paterson— nothing happen to none of us,” Fetty said. "We won't go to jail. I make sure we don't. We don't stand on no corners. Ain't nobody carrying when they ain't supposed to be carrying. We don't pose with guns in the videos; we don't leave guns in the house. You'll never see Fetty Wap posting no videos with no guns."