Willie Maxwell II, better known as Fetty Wap, is one of the up-and-coming hip-hop musicians of the past couple years. The “Trap Queen” singer has been in the spotlight since he released his first single, but despite his time in the spotlight, there are still some things that many people don’t know about him. Here, PPcorn presents a list of 15 facts you probably didn’t know about Fetty Wap.
Number Fifteen: He Met Drake Through Instagram
Drake took notice of Fetty Wap when his song, “My Way,” was going around the scene. Fetty Wap has claimed that Drake contacted him first through Instagram. They also FaceTimed together.
Number Fourteen: Tom Brady Likes His Music
Though a lot of people have disdain for Brady, we can’t deny that he has good taste in music when it comes to Fetty Wap. After Brady won his fourth Super Bowl, he showed off dance moves while listening to Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen.”
Number Thirteen: He Embraces His One Eye
Fetty Wap has never shied away from the fact that he has only one eye. One rumor has spread that he shot himself in the eye when he was a kid, but this is not actually the case. In reality, Fetty Wap contracted congenital glaucoma as an infant in both eyes, but the doctor was only able to save one eye. He has since embraced his missing eye and does not use a prosthetic one.
Number Twelve: His Favorite Rapper is Gucci Mane
In fact, he likes Gucci so much that his name is a hat tip to him. The name “Fetty” represents money. “Wap,” however, is a nod to Gucci, who also goes by Guwop.
Number Eleven: Fetty Wap Didn’t Own Jordan’s Until He Was a Multi-Millionaire
It’s true. When Fetty Wap was growing up, he was never able to afford Air Jordan’s, but once he became famous, he began buying “a pair a day.”
Number Ten: He Can Brush Off the Criticism
Fetty Wap got a lot of flack when he changed his hair to the dreadlocks. However, he said, “I just be counting money.” He pays no mind to the critics.
Number Nine: He Has Two Kids
The 24-year-old has two children, one girl and one boy. They are named Zaviera and Aydin, respectively.
Number Eight: He Performed With Taylor Swift
For her 1989 World tour, Swift performed with many huge celebrities. One of these was Fetty Wap. She has admitted that she is a big fan, and she loves his music and his personality.
Number Seven: He Was In a Motorcycle Crash
And he was hospitalized because of it. Fetty Wap was riding his motorcycle in September of 2015, and he got into a very bad accident. However, he was able to heal properly and promptly recovered.
Number Six: He bought His Mom a House
Fetty Wap has said that he dreamed of making money so he could buy the things for his loved ones that they truly deserve. He dreams of creating opportunities for his friends and family to succeeds. When he was just 23 years old, he bought his mom her first house.
Number Five: He Loves Steak and Potatoes
Really! The rapper said in an interview that his favorite meal of all time is steak with mashed potatoes. He is also a fan of In-N-Out.
Number Four: He Wants to Design His Own Line of Jeans
Wap has admitted that he owns more than 150 pairs of Robin’s Jeans. He then went on to say that he would love to design his own line.
Number Three: He Is Self-Taught
Fetty Wap said in an interview that he taught himself how to play both the piano and drums. He really is a triple threat!
Number Two: His Biggest Dealbreaker Is…
Judgmental people. Fetty Wap thinks the worst quality a person can have is to be judgmental.
Number One: He Is Emotional
Fetty Wap has been very open about his life and personal life. He said that on the very day he was signed, he called his son and was crying to him before his son even knew what was going on. So cute!