AceShowbiz - Fetty Wap got candid about his career slump amid his legal issues. The "Trap Queen" hitmaker, who was arrested earlier this month due to alleged drug trafficking, sat down and talked about getting "depressed" in an interview with Fat Joe.
When asked about what happened to his music career after he had one of the hottest songs in the country, Fetty said on Thursday, November 25, "The people I had around me wasn't experienced." He went on to say, "Nobody was experienced, honestly."
He continued, "What happened, it was just like, in the process... I'm tryin' to figure out why this goin' on, why this goin' on, and then you know, the finance part, like yo, what's up with this, what's up with that."
The artist, who is still signed to both RGF Records and 300 Entertainment, insinuated that that neither label provided financial assistance, prompting him to fund his own tours. "I felt like I had to do everything myself. For the tours, I put up all the bread for the tours. I paid for all the tour buses. Everything came out of my expenses. It was like, I gotta pay y'all but I'm paying for everything else," he revealed. Fetty said that it affected his mental health, admitting, "I kinda got depressed in a sense."
In October, Fetty returned his sophomore album "The Butterfly Effect", the follow-up to his 2015 self-titled debut. His comeback promotion, however, was cut short when he was arrested by the FBI at Rolling Loud New York just days later. The emcee, who was arrested at the Citi Field stadium in Queens, was later charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.
The "How We Do Things" spitter, born Willie Junior Maxwell II, was released earlier this month on a $500,000 bond after entering a not guilty plea. He is currently awaiting for his trial to begin. If convicted, he will be facing life in prison.
In his first statement following the arrest, Fetty wrote on Instagram, "Loyalty can be both a great trait and a deadly one. Choose wisely with who you stand with but never change what you stand for Never bend Never Fold. Head up like a nose bleed #ImOnBorrowedTime if it ain't life it ain't forever I'll be back better wiser and smarter."