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Willie Maxwell (born June 7, 1990), better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American rapper. A native of Paterson, New Jersey, he is best known for his 2014 hit single "Trap Queen", which has peaked at number 3 on the United States Billboard Hot 100.[1][2] He signed to 300 Entertainment in November 2014 and is set to release a self-titled mixtape in 2015

Wille Maxwell is Haitian born and was raised in a housing project of Paterson, New Jersey.[4][5] He began taking interest in music in 2013. Initially starting off as only a rapper, he later decided to start singing as well because he "wanted to do something different." His brother and mother both have a history of singing. In his neighborhood growing up he was nicknamed "Fetty" because he was always known for getting money. "Wap" was added to the end of the name to perform under in tribute to his favorite rapper Gucci Mane.[6][7] Wap's Trap Queen single was released in early 2014 titled "Trap Queen". He made the song in February 2014, but it did not start to get recognition until mid-November 2014, and since it has become a gold record and has over 10 million plays on soundcloud. His debut mixtape, Fetty Wap: The Mixtape was originally set for release in February 2015 but was delayed because he continued making new songs.[8]

When he was a child, Wap suffered development of congenital glaucoma in both of his eyes. His doctors were unable to save his left eye, in which he currently wears an ocular prosthesis

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