Fetty Wap is greeted with cheers at home­town gig

The China Post - - ARTS -

Pop­u­lar rap artist Fetty Wap was greeted with wild cheers Thurs­day as he put on a con­cert for a crowd of high school stu­dents in his New Jersey home­town of Pater­son.

Wap, who was born Wil­lie Maxwell, has had a lot of suc­cess with­out re­leas­ing an al­bum, selling 2.2 mil­lion tracks of his hit “Trap Queen,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Bill­board Hot 100.

On Thurs­day, he re­turned to Pater­son to put on a free show for the city’s high school stu­dents — and he was ner­vous.

“I got a con­fes­sion to make,” he said at Bauerle Field near Pater­son’s East­side High School, ac­cord­ing to The Record news­pa­per. “I per­formed for 60,000 peo­ple. I per­formed in al­most ev­ery state, and this is the first time I’m ever ner­vous. ... You all are a tough crowd to please.” The crowd cheered. Teens lin­ing up be­fore the show were ex­cited about his per­for­mance — some danced to blar­ing mu­sic. Oth­ers strained to catch free T-shirts tossed at them.

Of­fi­cials had wor­ried they’d be swamped by fans turn­ing out for the show but 500 tick­ets re­mained un­claimed, Wed­nes­day. Of­fi­cials told the news­pa­per all 1,200 tick­ets for the event were dis­trib­uted.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Taiwan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.