My whole thing is loyalty. Loyalty over royalty; word is bond.— Fetty Wap
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Plans never go well for me. I just live every day like I aint gonna live the next one.
I've always been my own person. I don't do what people want me to do. Like, if you want me to do that, I'm going to do the complete opposite.
When you really work hard for something that you genuinely and truly love, and you don't want it to fail, it's a good feeling to see it do good.
I always tell my mom I don't have regular problems.
I have problems, like, what type of girl is going to say they're pregnant by me today? Those are the types of issues I have.
Theres a lot of females that hustle, just like men hustle.
I just want everybody to know my music and get to know my squad, Remy Boyz;
just to show people New Jersey. New Jersey got talent, too. I mean, everybody sleeps on us, and they put us as the underdog.
As I started getting older and started to learn about the world, my friends would tell me about video games and dirt bikes and stuff, and I'd be like, "Oh, I got none of that." I started asking questions, like, "Why we can't get this stuff?" And it was like, "Well, we work hard to make sure da da da..."
If I wanted you to get a job, I would ask you to get a job.
I'm also not stupid. I'm not going to overwork myself. If I have to chase the money, then I can't do this no more. That's not what I signed up for. I didn't sign up to tire myself out.
I live my life until there's no more living to be done.
Because you never know when it's going to stop. Wake up tomorrow and it could all be gone, bro. All the cars, all the motorcycles, everything. All the memories. We could go into a state of emergency, you know, and the world goes to war. The money won't count for nothing.
You want the people to know, but you don't really want the things behind it.
I have everything I ever wanted. I never wanted a big house. I never wanted a Ferrari. I mean, as I proceeded with the music, I started liking Ferraris...
After the years of me trying to figure out what I wanted to do with myself, I knew I had to go back and fix some things. I can't just be super-rich or whatever and not do the right thing.
I love making music. It's just something that I can't stop doing.
I went to Paterson Public School No. 6. At the time, it was the worst school in the city. Ain't nobody want their kids to go to School 6; it was that bad. But it was where we lived. If you grow up in a bad area, there are bad things around it.
A lot of people got something to prove.
If I had something to prove, I proved it already, so why do I have to go showboat? Like, I don't say I got the hottest song in the world. And, personally, I think otherwise.
I don't spend that much time in the studio.
When I first started doing music, I was in the studio every day just trying to build my portfolio. But now, even though I haven't totally mastered my craft, I'm at a pretty high level.
The first song I did was over a Chief Keef beat - Understand Me.
I did that in, like, 2011 or 2012, I think.
Fetty Wap's not one person. Fetty Wap consists of a tight family. When I go out as Fetty Wap, I represent the whole family. The family is RGF [Fetty's original label, RGF Productions].
I'm big into stocks. I've invested in a lot of stocks. One day I was talking to my accountant, and he was like, "Yo, what if I could turn a million dollars into $20 million?"
As soon as they say I don't sound as good as my old stuff, I tell them, "I would never sound as good as I first sounded, because you guys didn't know who I was. Being that I'm in rotation, you guys are getting used to the sound, so now you expect another track and another track, but it never happens again, no matter how hard I try."
Can't nobody do what Fetty Wap does. So when I go to the studio, it may be four to five hours max, probably three days out the week. I used to go to the studio for 10 to 15 hours, and I would do five to 10 songs. Now I go for four to five hours and I do, like, 15 to 20 songs. I'm an ad lib guy. Most people know me for my ad libs.
I don't like all this business stuff. I like stocks.
I never really thought I was going to be a singer, honestly.
I never listened to singers; I always listened to rap music.
Most parents have college funds and things.
I don't. I call myself the "hood daddy." I got their money in cash, stashed up. I don't have plans for my kids. I just want them to be happy.
Gucci Mane is my favorite artist.
I've had two jobs my whole life. I worked at FedEx for, like, two days, and I worked at Popeye's for a week. I just needed a check. It was a standard thing for people where I'm from. Well, people from there that did what I did for a living, you know what I'm saying? Go get you a quick check when you mess your money up.
When I was little, I got into a little accident, and it gave me congenital glaucoma in both of my eyes.
I'm surprised I'm still living. I ain't really make the best of decisions in my life, but for some reason, it missed me. It's weird - that's what I always think, like, "Maybe something's going to happen."
I love everybody that's with me. All these dudes from Paterson - nothing happen to none of us. We won't go to jail. I make sure we don't. We don't stand on no corners. Ain't nobody carrying when they ain't supposed to be carrying. We don't pose with guns in the videos; we don't leave guns in the house. You'll never see Fetty Wap posting no videos with no guns.
I went from trying to get people just to listen to my music, not necessarily knowing me, to this. I didn't want to be known, because I didn't want to be Fetty Wap... Me, I'm just a background guy.
I am my own mentor. I like to listen to myself to improve.
Im not really into the whole lyrics thing; I just like to make music that people like to listen to.
I got older - 16, 17 - I was like, "I want to do my own thing.
" I wasn't seeing eye to eye with my parents. It wasn't what they wanted for me.
I got my own sound; nobody sounds like me.
To see that people appreciate the work that I put in to make these songs for them, that's what makes me care. I don't care about being Fetty Wap.
Before I let myself question my loyalty to my people, I'm quitting music.
I didn't do this to be by myself.
I don't beef with people, because I don't be around people.
Nobody can't say nothing about me, because ain't nobody know nothing about me.
As the children get older and know what they want ... We all grew up at one point.
The best thing that happened is I kept my promises. I ain't run out on nobody.
I dont ever try to make a song better than my last song.
I just try to make it different from my last one.
Once I come up with the concept, the rest of the song just comes.
Fetty Wap is just a face. It's just a name and face.
I don't care about being Fetty Wap. Like, this doesn't mean anything to me. My plan was to make sure that my son would be good, and I have a daughter now, so now she's included into the equation, and the work I do as Fetty Wap made me care.
I really moved fast, bro. I don't want a big selection, because I don't want myself in between nobody else's problems, basically. Like, if I know these two people going at it, I'm not about to make a song with either one of them.
It takes a lot of people hours to make music because they focus so much on one thing. I just do it, and I make something you can just vibe to.
The fans are probably the only thing I can really see that's real.
I ain't going to lie: I was happy, man.
Me and my sisters and my brother was mad cool. We all did the music thing. My dad had the keys to the church, so we would go over there and jam. So I just want my kids to have fun the right way. I want their type of trouble to be, like, "Aw, Dad, I locked the keys in the car." I don't want to hear about, "Oh, my friend just got shot."
When I go to clubs, I dont have to wait outside.
People make their life really hard. It was as simple as this: My parents went to church. My grandfather was a bishop. My mom sang in the choir, my dad played the keyboard, and my uncle played the drums. I was into playing the drums, so I played the drums a lot for my uncle, and it got to the point where I was pretty nice at playing the drums. And he let me play every Sunday so, to me, going to church was fun.