Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested in New Jersey for allegedly threatening to kill someone and pulling a gun on a Facetime call, federal authorities said Monday.
The hip-hop star, whose real name is William Maxwell, was on $500,000 in personal acknowledgment bail following his October 2021 arrest for allegedly working with a crew of five other people to steal more than 100 kilograms of drugs to trade on Long Island.
He pleaded not guilty to the broader drug trafficking case after his arrest.
Prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York said the rapper violated the terms of his release by making the threatening video call on December 11, 2021, which led to his arrest.
According to an affidavit filed in his case Monday, the “Trap Queen” rapper called a man identified only as John Doe, called him a “rat,” and repeatedly threatened his life.
“I’m going to kill you and everyone you’re with,” the Paterson, NJ native said, according to court documents. Then he repeated: “I will kill you.”
“This was a direct violation of both state law and the condition of his release,” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit.
Fetty Wap is scheduled to appear Monday afternoon for a hearing in federal court in Central Islip, where prosecutors are expected to request that he be jailed pending trial.
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