Fetty Wap: rapper arrested for drug trafficking at Rolling Loud music festival | Ents & Arts News
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Rapper Fetty Wap has been arrested in New York City on federal drug charges, the FBI said.
The American musician, real name Willie Maxwell, was arrested Thursday while showing up at Citi Field baseball field, home to the three-day Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival.
“The fact that we arrested a chart-topping rapper and prison officer in connection with the conspiracy illustrates just how despicable the drug trade has become,” said Michael J. Driscoll, a senior FBI office official at New York.
Further details regarding the charges have not yet been released and representatives for Maxwell, 30, have not released a statement.
The rapper rose to fame after his debut single “Trap Queen” reached No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts in May 2015.
The arrest comes just two months after Maxwell has confirmed that his four-year-old daughter Lauren has passed away.
In August, he took to Instagram Live to thank fans for their support after losing his “little twin,” which he shared with dancer Turquoise Miami.
He said during the conversation, “Dude. Dude. Thanks everyone, yeah? This is love. I like you all, for real. Damn. This is love. She would be happy as it is. ‘hell.”
Miami also shared a touching post with her followers earlier in the week and a short video of her daughter in a swimming pool.
She said: “This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and tough-headed mermaid Princess Aquarius.
“If you see this post scrolling with their comment or if you’re just like ‘I love you LAUREN’ because they say souls can feel your love #rip.”
It is not known what the cause of Lauren’s death was.
Maxwell also experienced personal tragedy in October 2020 when his younger brother, Twyshon Depew, 26, was shot and killed in their hometown of Paterson, New Jersey.
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