Fetty Wap Apologizes for Filming Music Video at N.J. High School After Principal's Suspension

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Fetty Wap performs during Hangout Music Festival on May 22, 2016 in Gulf Shores, Ala.

After triggering the suspension of Zatiti Moody, the principal of Eastside High School, and causing outrage among district officials, Fetty Wap apologized Wednesday night for filming a music video at his former high school.

The New Jersey rapper spoke at a Paterson Board of Education meeting, apologizing to the city, Moody -- who has long been a cherished figure at the school -- and dozens of his supporters who wore shirts that read “Return Principal Moody back to Eastside High School."

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The "Wake Up" music video features Fetty walking through the halls of Eastside High as he sings “Let’s get Wiz Khalifa high,” while admiring a stripper dancing on a pole in a classroom. In a statement sent to Billboard, Fetty Wap offered, "If I disrespected anybody, I came today to apologize, but I also wanted to let people know that I'm a product of my environment," a statement that was approved by his audience with a loud round of applause.

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