Willie Maxwell II was born on the 7th June 1991 in Paterson, New Jersey USA, and better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is a rapper, singer and songwriter, who is probably best recognized for releasing two studio albums, “Fetty Wap” and “King Zoo”, and such hit singles as “Trap Queen”, “My Way” and “Wake Up”, among many others.
Early Life and Education
Fetty Wap was raised by his parents in Paterson, New Jersey. At a very young age, he contracted congenital glaucoma in both of his eyes, and doctors managed to save only one, replacing the other with an ocular prosthesis. Regarding his education, he went to Eastside High School.
Speaking about his career, Fetty Wap only became really interested in music in his early 20s. Although rapping was his initial passion and ideal career choice, he decided later on to start singing, in order to do something different and original. He adopted the name Fetty Wap as his professional name, “fetty” being the slang for money and “wap” as a tribute to his idol and major music influence, Alabama rapper Gucci Mane, whose nickname is GuWop. His breakthrough came in 2014, when he released his commercial debut single rap song entitled “Trap Queen”, which became one of the year’s biggest sleeper hits. The song eventually debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 100 chart as well as on The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and achieved seven platinum certifications by the RIAA, with over 130 million plays on SoundCloud, plus earning him MC100 and MTV Video Music Awards. This enormous success led him to sign a recording contract with the 300 Entertainment record label, and a distribution deal with Atlantic Records, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. Moreover, his debut mixtape entitled “Up Next” out came in July of 2014.
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In June of 2015, Fetty Wap released his second single – “679” featuring Remy Boyz – which was followed by another one entitled “My Way” in collaboration with Monty, both of which entered the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and achieved platinum certifications as well, increasing further his popularity and success. Moreover, in September of the same year out came his debut self-titled studio album, which topped the US Billboard 200 chart, and gained huge commercial and critical success. Subsequently, Fetty Wap released the mixtape “Zoo Style”, and collaborated with hip hop artist French Montana on the mixtape “Coke Zoo”, both in 2015. All of these accomplishments earned him two nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards.
In 2016, Fetty Wap continued proving himself as one of the most prolific and successful contemporary rappers, as he released his non-album single “Wake Up”, peaking at No. 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, which was certified gold by the RIAA, and had a huge influence on his career. He also released three mixtapes, “Zoo ’16”, “Money, Hoes & Flows” alongside PnB Rock, and “Zoovier”, after which he started working on his second studio album. He recorded such hit singles as “Like A Star”, on which he collaborated with Nicki Minaj, “There She Go” and “Make You Feel Good”, all in 2016. Most recently, his mixtape “For My Fans III: The Final Chapter” was released in January of 2018, while his second studio album entitled “King Zoo” will be released in August of 2018.
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Collaborations with Other Artists
To speak further about his career, Fetty Wap has collaborated with many other famous musicians – he was featured in DJ Khaled’s song “Gold Slugs”, alongside August Alsina and Chris Brown, the Fifth Harmony’s 2016 hit single “All In My Head (Flex)”, and in Cheat Codes’ track “Feels Great” (2017) along with CVBZ.
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Fetty Wap Net Worth
Fetty Wap he has been an active member of the music industry since 2014, and is primarily known for being a successful rapper. According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Fetty Wap’s net worth is over $8 million. He has also appeared on the third season of VH1’ reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”, which contributed to his wealth. As he continues his musical career, it is expected that his fortune will also continue to increase in the forthcoming years.
Life Behind the Scenes, and Body Measurements
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Fetty Wap has seven children by six different women (Ariel Reese, Lehzae Zeona, Masika Kalysha, Elaynna Parker, Turquoise Miami and Alexis Skyy), but no evidence of a long-term relationship.
Speaking about his appearance, Fetty Wap is one of the taller rappers with the height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and his weight is reputed to be around 170 lbs (77 kgs).
Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement in the music industry, Fetty Wap is active in his spare time across many of the most popular social media sites, including his official Instagram profile and his official Twitter account. Moreover, he also has his own website, on which he announces forthcoming projects and concerts.