Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested in New Jersey for allegedly violating his parole in connection to an ongoing drug trial in New York, prosecutors announced Monday.
The 30-year-old New Jersey rapper, whose legal name is William Junior Maxwell II, was arrested on Aug. 8.
Maxwell was initially arrested alongside five other people for allegedly conspiring to possess and sell drugs throughout New Jersey and Long Island on Oct. 29, 2021. He was released on Nov. 5, 2021 on a $500,000 bond under two conditions: he was not to break any local, state or federal laws while released and he could not possess a firearm, destructive device or any other weapons.
According to court documents, a video recording allegedly shows Maxwell and another man on Dec. 11, 2021. On the call, Maxwell allegedly threatened to kill the man, calling him a “rat.” Maxwell also allegedly holds up a gun and points it at the man, saying “Imma kill you and everyone you with,” which was later repeated. The rapper allegedly also repeated “I’m gonna kill you” more than once on the call, and when the man on the other side of the call called Maxwell a “rat,” he allegedly responded by saying, “Your man is a rat.”
Screenshots of Maxwell and video of the call were submitted as evidence. The U.S. Attorney’s office will be seeking revocation of his $500,000 bond.
Maxwell was arrested last year alongside 23-year-old Anthony Cyntje (of New Jersey), 47-year-old Anthony Leonardi (Coram, NY), 26-year-old Robert Leonardi (Pennsylvania), 26-year-old Brian Sullivan (Lake Grove, New York), and 26-year-old Kavaughn L. “KV” Wiggins (Coram, New York). Since the initial arrest, Leonardi and Cyntje pleaded guilty to their charges in June 2022.
Updated at 4:31 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2022.