Fetty Wap is putting the finishing touches on a new album, due out in fall, and he’s in demand for sponsorships and performances coast to coast. Billboard tagged along to get a glimpse of a day in the life with the 24-year-old rapper, and things got a little wet.
It’s a balmy day in South Beach, where Fetty Wap (real name: Willie Maxwell II) swills from a bottle of Remy cognac at the Fontainebleau Hotel. The 24-year-old has just gotten up; he was partying until 7 a.m. after a show at nightclub LIV, where he ran through his breakout hit “Trap Queen” (No. 3 on the June 20 Billboard Hot 100) and cuts from his upcoming debut (due this fall on 300 Entertainment). He takes another swig. “I don’t even get drunk off it anymore,” he says. “It’s like water to me.”