Fetty Wap Talks Kanye West’s Helping Hand, His ‘Good Energy’ Dreadlocks & Pitfalls of Fame [VIDEO]
2015 is rising rapper Fetty Wap's breakout year. The "Trap Queen" creator avoided any one-hit wonder talk when he unleashed his follow-up single, "My Way," and Drake hopped on the remix. Fetty opens up about how Kanye West got involved in connecting him to Drizzy, his new dreadlocks and more with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning.
While "My Way" was a heater on its own merit, the song received an added boost when Drake decided to add his midas touch and tack on a verse, which essentially brought Fetty Wap's buzz to a fever pitch and solidified himself as the undisputed man of the year so far.
"Honestly, Kanye texted me and told me that he gave Drake my number," Fetty Wap explains. "And then I was going through my Instagram, I seen it in the DM and Drake hit me, like 'Yo, bro, I'm trying to get to you,' and I sent him my number ASAP."
He also voiced his respect for the way Drake contacted him to get his approval before hopping on the track instead of doing an unauthorized version. “It was just way different, I wasn’t expecting that. The way [Drake] even asked me like, ’Yo, can I bless the track? Do I have your blessings for it? I’m reading this like, ’Is it him or somebody else talking for him?’ Next thing you know, he FaceTimed me like, ’Yo, I’m in the club. They bumpin’ it right now.’”
The 24-year-old even addresses the whispers about his new locs. Are they real or not? “They’re real dreads but I didn’t grow ’em," Fetty states. "It’s a lady that I know from Newark. She didn’t give them to me, she cut her hair off. She was a powerful person to me and spoke a lot of positive things to me."
In fact, he credits his much-talked about hairstyle change as a factor in the recent strides he's made creatively. "The funny thing about the whole thing is since I did it, the last 50 songs I recorded are some of the hottest songs I did, just from the good energy I’ve been getting,” Fetty shares.
Watch as the rhymer touches on buying his mother a new house, his affinity for Gucci Mane. his newfound success and the pitfalls of fame above.
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