Fetty Wap started rapping as a means of escaping poverty. He and a buddy named Monty began experimenting with different rhythms they discovered on the website SoundClick.
Fetty is the father of three sons and daughters. Masika Kalysha, the mother of his youngest kid, Khari, was his co-star on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood in 2016.
Fetty Wap was arrested at CitiField in New York City in October 2021, only days before his engagement at the Rolling Loud event.