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Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested Monday morning and accused of violating the terms of his bail by threatening to kill someone over FaceTime while displaying a firearm, according to court documents.
Wap, whose legal name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, was arrested in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday morning and indicted in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, according to John Marzulli, a spokesperson for the U.S. attorney for Eastern New York.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke revoked Fetty Wap’s bond on Monday afternoon, meaning he will remain in jail, Marzulli told NBC News.
Feds did a sweep.
According to court documents, the government obtained a video recording of a FaceTime call in which Fetty Wap threatened an unnamed person on Dec. 11. He pointed the gun at the person and said, “Imma kill you and everybody you with,” as well as “I’m gonna kill you,” which he repeated several times during the call.
By possessing a firearm and threatening someone, which is a violation of state law, he violated the terms of his Nov. 5 release on $50,000 bond in connection with allegations of conspiracy to possess and sell controlled substances, authorities said.
The FBI arrested Wap on Oct. 28 in connection with allegations of a conspiracy to distribute drugs in New York; he then pleaded not guilty. He was indicted and charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances and arraigned on Oct. 29, according to court documents.
He was one of six people indicted in the federal case, which alleges a scheme to distribute more than 100 kilograms — or more than 220 pounds — of drugs to dealers who then sold them in New Jersey and on Long Island, New York.
Fetty Wap was granted pretrial release in November under the court-imposed conditions that he must not violate state, federal or local law or possess a firearm or any destructive weapon, officials said.
Fetty Wap’s controversies and legal battles continue.
Wap was among the performers at last month’s In The Park festival in Sioux City, Iowa where he smacked a woman across the face after being splashed with water.
In 2021, according to HipHopDX, Wap’s release came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released multiple photos of the $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms heroin and fentanyl pills seized from the alleged drug ring. Drug paraphernalia such as metal pipes and hollow boxes were also confiscated and photographed during the bust.
In 2019, he was arrested and accused of assaulting three employees at a hotel. He was alleged to have hit a parking attendant after he got into an argument and was arrested on three counts of battery.
Fetty Wap was also arrested in November 2017 and charged with DUI after police said he was caught drag racing another car on a New York City highway.
In 2020, Wap responded to a fan who questioned why he’d fallen off musically, “Bad business managers… greed and selfishness… but it’s almost over,” he wrote in the comments section according to Complex. “I got rid of all that goofy s–t around me. Now I can focus on the music .. and I’m goin tf up just watch.”