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Rapper Fetty Wap, known for hit single ‘Trap Queen,’ will meet fans at Performance Kia in Moosic on April 23

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From a press release:

Rapper Fetty Wap, known for his 2014 debut single “Trap Queen,” will be making a guest appearance at Performance Kia in Moosic on Saturday, April 23 to help the car dealership celebrate its one-year anniversary.

The limited engagement will include a meet and greet and professional photos with the New Jersey hip-hop artist for only 50 fans. Fans can register for the drawing now at Performance Kia (4225 Birney Ave., Moosic); 40 names will be drawn in the showroom on April 20, and 98.5 KRZ and 97 BHT will be giving away five chances each over the next week.

No purchase is necessary, and the Fetty Wap event will include deals, giveaways, music, and food as Performance Kia celebrates throughout Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Wap will only be meeting fans and will not be performing that day.

Born Willie Maxwell, Fetty Wap always knew success was coming his way. In fact, the nickname Fetty Wap comes from two things – being known for having money and an ode to fellow trap star Gucci Mane. The 23-year-old Paterson, New Jersey native first picked up a mic three years ago and has been diligently honing his craft ever since, making music that he refers to as “ignorant R&B.”

Fetty’s infectious first single “Trap Queen” was undeniable from the start. “I was sitting in the car with my best friend Nitt Da Gritt and the beat came on. We both looked at each other like, ‘This is the one.’ I went and recorded it. There was a girl I was dealing with at the time and she was just holding me down, so I called it ‘Trap Queen,'” Fetty recounts.

The video was uploaded to his YouTube account in August 2014. Viewers were surprised to find that rap star’s left eye is missing, something he doesn’t find to be an obstacle but “it just makes me not judge people.” After hard work and a video that has now amassed over 400 million views, Fetty Wap signed with Lyor Cohen’s new venture, 300 Entertainment, in October 2014.

“Trap Queen” went triple-platinum as his next two singles, “My Way” (featuring Monty) and “679” (featuring Remy Boyz, a group comprised of the crew he grew up with on the notorious 12th Avenue and 22nd Street block in Paterson), reached gold and platinum status, respectively. His fourth single, “Again,” cemented his spot in history as the “first artist ever to simultaneously chart his inaugural four entries in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart.” Adding to his accomplishments, he became the “first artist since Eminem to land three songs in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100” and the “first artist to take three spots on the Shazam Global 200 Chart.” Plus, he took home the “Artist to Watch” award at 2015 MTV Video Music Awards – his first VMA.

“I want to build my brand and be a worldwide artist,” says Fetty, who cites his son as one of his inspirations. When asked where he sees himself in five years, Fetty Wap’s answer is that of someone who wants to continue to be known for being successful: “In Miami overlooking my penthouse balcony – with platinum plaques on the wall.”