Turns out the musical genius behind the infamous 2015 anthem “Trap Queen” is actually a real trap king himself.
Fetty Wap, the washed up rapper responsible for hit songs like “Trap Queen,” “679,” and “My Way,” was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday after a 2021 arrest for selling over 100 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and crack (really those last two are the same they’re just sold to different types of clientele).
Fetty Wap and four other co-defendants were prosecuted on charges of drug trafficking for allegedly transporting illegal substances from California to New York. It is reported that the group targeted Long Island and New Jersey (probably Newark) as selling points. The group decided to plead guilty in hopes of obtaining a shorter sentence for a crime that could have had them serve up to nine years in federal prison.
During his sentencing, Mr. Wap told the judge “I only wanted to help my family.” Despite his popularity in the mid-2010s, Fetty claimed to be hit with financial struggles due to COVID-19. I call cap.
After doing a bit of research, here is what I’ve found. Fetty’s charges stem from drug trafficking that is said to have occurred between June 2019 and June 2020. COVID wasn’t declared a national emergency until March 2020, meaning Fetty was trapping way before the pandemic.
Even more than that, Fetty’s “financial hardships” should have never really existed. While it is reported that he only made about a million dollars from his 2015 hit, in 2017 he reported to have turned $1.3 million into $20 million within a span of one year through the stock market (definitely code for drugs). There were even multiple sources, including Forbes and Wealthy Guerrilla (seems trustworthy), reporting that Fetty had a net worth of $8 million in 2021. I guess technically that $8 million could include drug money, but I find it hard to believe he would report that money to the IRS when everyone knew he wasn’t making popular music.
The point is that Fetty Wap didn’t really need to get into drug trafficking to help feed his family. Even if that $20 million in 2017 is fake (definitely is), he still had at least $1.3 million. I don’t know how many baby mamas and children Fetty has, but there is no way that $1.3 million wasn’t enough to keep them fed and sheltered. My guess is that Fetty Wap was drug trafficking way before he got famous, hence the name of his hit song, and got back into it purely due to love for the game. You think this guy knows how the stock market works? No chance. He most certainly used his million as an investment for the finest crystals and powders west of the Mississippi and sold them during 2016 — the same year he failed to release any music. Coincidence? I think not.
Honestly, I’m kind of surprised Fetty Wap didn’t get more time. In just 15 minutes of research I was able to figure out this guy was drug trafficking way more than he was convicted of. Is it all speculation? Sure, but I make a pretty good argument if I do say so myself.
Anyway, I wish Fetty the best of luck in the clink. I have a feeling he has some friends there already so I don’t feel too bad. Also, he hasn’t released anything worth listening to since I was in middle school, so I have a feeling he won’t be missed too much.