Willie Maxwell II (born June 7, 1991), better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American hip hop recording artist from Paterson, New Jersey.
He rose to prominence with his 2014 breakout single “Trap Queen”, which was a sleeper hit that peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015.
He subsequently released the top 40 singles “679”, “My Way” and “Again”. Fetty Wap’s eponymously titled debut album was released in September 2015 and reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
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”.
He was nicknamed “Fetty” (slang for money) as he was known for making money. “Wap” was added to the end of the name to perform under in tribute to Gucci Mane’s alias, GuWop.