Prosecutors Use Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” Against Him In Court

In court documents, prosecutors cited Fetty Wap’s 2014 song “Trap Queen.”

BYCaroline Fisher
Prosecutors Use Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” Against Him In Court

Documents obtained by The Fader reveal that prosecutors in Fetty Wap's alleged drug trafficking case used his song "Trap Queen" in court. According to the court documents, they referenced the song to back up their request for a longer sentence. They claim that Fetty Wap told the government that the song was about the rapper participating in drug trafficking. Prosecutors also claim that the song's music video "idealized selling drugs." They additionally referenced his 2022 song, "Sweet Yamz." “Yams is code for grams of narcotics, and making significant money (i.e., ‘bands’) from that illegal trade,” they claimed.

"[Fetty Wap] admitted to the Probation Department that his hit song ‘Trap Queen,’ which was released in 2014, was an ‘ode to a former girlfriend who assisted him a cocaine base distribution operation in Patterson, New Jersey,'" prosecutors said. They added, "The defendant was never held accountable for that conduct, but that does not diminish its significance." They went on to say, “In the official video for ‘Trap Queen,’ the defendant also enlisted young children who stood behind him while he idealized selling drugs."

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Prosecutors Say Fetty Wap "Idealized Selling Drugs"

Fetty Wap performs during the 2019 Rolling Loud music festival at Citi Field on October 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Fetty Wap was arrested in 2021 for federal drug trafficking charges. He later pleaded guilty in August of 2022 to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. The charges he is facing carry a minimum of five years in prison with a maximum of 40 years.

Earlier this week, Fetty Wap's defense team spoke on the rapper's motivation to get into the alleged drug ring. They claimed, “Personal gain was not his motivation. Rather, he was motivated by his commitment to financially support others." Also, they said, "He became ashamed when he began to struggle to keep up the lifestyle that he created for so many." “His judgment became impaired. Desperate to keep up with his financial obligations, Mr. Maxwell became involved in the instant offense for a few months in the spring of 2020,” they claimed. His lawyers say the rapper is apologetic for his actions, and understands that his actions were a mistake.

Read More: Fetty Wap Speaks From Jail: “Never Bent, Never Fold”


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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.