Fetty Wap Talks Teenage Life, Working at FedEx and Popeye’s

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Fetty Wap had an amazing 2015, and as 2016 gets rolling, the New Jersey artist is already a top tier star. But it wasn’t long ago that Fetty was struggling just to get his money right. Speaking with Trevor Noah for Interview, Fetty Wap revisits his past and reflects on his newfound success. See some excerpts below, and read the whole interview here.

On the only two jobs he’s had in his life:

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. It’s so crazy how much happened for me. Like, I thought I was going to be living in my same house this whole time.

On his relationship with his family:

My mom, my father, my little sisters, and my brother—I don’t got that much family. I’m not really a family person. I just do my own thing. But I’ve just been spending time with my mom, especially since the [September motorcycle] accident happened. I drive all the way down there to Georgia just to check up on her. You just get tired of being that person that you thought you were. I don’t feel no different. I see the music, because I made it. I don’t really see the fame.

On taking care of the people around him:

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. 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. But just understand that there’s work behind this. Like, we got about 17 members in the squad, seven apartments, and 12 cars that you got to pay for. And those aren’t even my cars. All my cars is paid for. I own five of my cars-I’m paying for my boys’ cars, my mom’s car, my sister’s car, my brother’s car, my mom’s rent, my sister’s rent, my rent, my car, my other car …

On his interest in trading stocks:

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?” And the next day he was at my house, my leg was broken, we were on the computer, looking at it, like, “I don’t understand none of this stuff.” And he breakin’ it down, like, “Yo, this is trade values, this is stock minutes, this is going to go up, this is going to drop down. You’ve got to know when to sell, when to trade, when to buy.” And I was catching on … And now that’s what I do in my free time.

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