FBI Agents Arrest Rapper Fetty Wap After Alleged FaceTime Death Threat

FBI Agents Arrest Rapper Fetty Wap After Alleged FaceTime Death Threat

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Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested this morning in Newark, New Jersey, for pretrial release violations in his state case of drug charges, Fox News Digital has learned.

Prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York allege that the rapper, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, threatened an unidentified person on FaceTime and threatened to kill that person while appearing to display a firearm this call.

“In the call, the defendant possessed a gun, threatened to kill him, and called an individual a ‘rat,’ despite doing so in direct violation of both state law and the terms of his release,” says FBI Special Agent Derek Wonderland in an affidavit in court. The government requested the revocation of its $500,000 bond at a hearing in federal court in Central Islip this afternoon.

Magistrate Judge Steven Locke revoked Fetty Wap’s bail and the rapper is now being held pending trial

An attorney for the rapper has not responded to a request for comment.

Rapper Fetty Wap with a gun in a photo from a court affidavit

Rapper Fetty Wap with a gun in photo from affidavit (Fox News)

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Fetty Wap was arrested for the first time in the case on October 28, 2021 and was initially being held without bail, but about a week later senior US District Judge Joanna Seybert granted the defendant’s bail request.

At the time, the artist pled not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.

Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested this morning in Newark, New Jersey, for pretrial release violations in his state case of drug charges, Fox News Digital has learned.

Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested this morning in Newark, New Jersey, for pretrial release violations in his state case of drug charges, Fox News Digital has learned. (Steven Ferdmann/Getty Images)

Last October, five other defendants were charged in the same drug trafficking conspiracy case, including New Jersey Correctional Officer Anthony Cyntje.

“The defendants are alleged to have transported, distributed and sold more than 100 kilograms of deadly and addictive drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, on Long Island, intentionally contributing to the opioid epidemic that has devastated our communities and claimed too many lives US Attorney Breon Peace explained at the time about the “multimillion-dollar coastal drug distribution organization” that had Suffolk County, New York, as its home base.

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The defendants allegedly obtained the narcotics on the West Coast and used the US Postal Service and drivers with concealed compartments to transport the narcotics across the country from June 2019 to June 2020.

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Since the indictment was unsealed, Wap’s co-defendants Cyntje and Robert Leonardi have pleaded guilty.

The artist, known for the 2014 hit “Trap Queen,” has gotten into trouble with the law on at least a few other counts, including a DUI and also battery charges.

Marta Dhanis is a New York-based reporter and field producer specializing in criminal justice and courts. Follow her on Twitter: @MartaDhanis​​​​​