Fetty Wap has recently opened up about the reasons why he “fell off” the music scene.
Earlier in the week, the New Jersey rapper addressed his career slump on Instagram, in response to a fan who had wondered why he “fell off.” “Bad business managers… greed and selfishness…,” Fetty replied in the comments, before adding: “but it’s almost over.”
He then went on to reveal that he’s also finally got some new music on the horizon. “I got rid of all that goofy shit around me,” Fetty continued. “Now I can focus on the music .. and I’m goin tf up just watch.”
Fetty rose to prominence in 2014 with his breakout hit “Trap Queen,” which earned him his first-ever spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 the following year. The song was certified Platinum in 2015 and went Diamond last November.
Over the years, the rapper released a number of mixtapes and loosies, including February’s Trap & B. However, they all failed to have the same impact as “Trap Queen.” King Zoo, the much-delayed follow-up to Fetty’s 2015 debut album Trap Queen, was expected to arrive in 2020 but has yet to materialize.
In 2019, 50 Cent defended Fetty’s career, claiming that the trap extraordinaire had experienced “contract issues” that led to several setbacks. “It makes [an] artist not want to make music,” Fif wrote at the time, per Complex.
Last Friday, Fetty returned with a brand-new mixtape, You Know the Vibes. The 14-track project featured collaborations with Monty and Styles P. Check it out below: