5 Things To Know About Fetty Wap's Legal Troubles
The rapper was arrested on Aug. 8, 2022 for allegedly making a threat and wielding a gun on a FaceTime call in 2021. His lawyer argues he was provoked.
On Aug. 8, 2022, Fetty Wap was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill someone while on a FaceTime call in 2021, according to CNN. He was wielding a gun, which violated conditions of a $500,000 bond that he was issued the year before.
Here are five things to know about his ongoing legal problems.
Fetty Wap was arrested on October 28, 2021 on a drug trafficking conspiracy charge.
The “Trap Queen” rapper, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, was arrested in October 2021 for drug trafficking.
According to NBC News, the FBI arrested the rapper for allegedly attempting to distribute drugs. He pleaded not guilty but was indicted and charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession of controlled substances.
Wap, 31, was one of six people allegedly part of a scheme to distribute more than 220 pounds of drugs to dealers in New Jersey and Long Island.
He was granted pretrial release.
The Patterson, New Jersey native was granted release on a $500,000 bond as he awaited trial, CNN reported.
One of the conditions listed was that he “must not possess a firearm, destructive device, or other weapon.” Another said that he “must not violate any federal, state, or local law.”
He violated his parole when he wielded the gun.
According to court documents, obtained by CNN, the rapper was allegedly seen holding a gun on a December 11 FaceTime call. He was threatening to kill a man, according to an affidavit filed in the Eastern District of New York.
The report described that, on the call, Fetty Wap allegedly pointed the gun toward a man identified as John Doe in the document, and said ‘Imma kill you and everybody you with.”
According to NBC, a judge revoked Fetty Wap’s bond, and he will remain in jail until his trial.
Wap’s lawyer argued that he was provoked.
According to the New York Post, the rapper was on a call with a man who, allegedly, days earlier, posted a photo of Wap’s late 4-year-old daughter, with a caption that read “I’m happy she’s dead because her father is a rat.”
“He was very manipulative in trying to get a rise out of Mr. Maxwell, to agitate him in a way no parent would have to face…the death of one’s 4-year-old daughter is something no one should use as a ploy,” Elizabeth Macedonio, Fetty Wap’s lawyer, reportedly told the judge.
Wap has had previous arrests.
In 2019, he was arrested and accused of assaulting three employees at a Vegas hotel.
According to ABC News, he allegedly hit a parking attendant after he got into an argument and was arrested on three counts of battery.
As reported by USA Today, Fetty Wap was arrested in November 2017 and charged with driving under the influence after the New York Police Department said he was drag racing alongside another car on the highway. He was charged with drunk driving and driving with a suspended New Jersey license through Brooklyn.