Fetty Wap arrested after prosecutors allege he threatened to kill someone over FaceTime

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Rapper Fetty Wap at the red carpet of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
Fetty Wap arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, N.J.Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
  • Fetty Wap was arrested in Newark, NJ on Monday after prosecutors accused him of flashing a gun in a threatening FaceTime call.

  • The charges are in violation of his bond on an earlier drug arrest and he was taken into custody.

  • The 31-year-old rapper will await his trial on drug charges in jail.

Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested in Newark, New Jersey on Monday for allegedly flashing a gun and threatening to kill someone during a December FaceTime call, according to federal prosecutors.

Fetty Wap — whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II — was arrested at Citi Field on drug charges in October and, at that time, was released from custody on bond.

The rapper, known for the hit 2014 single "Trap Queen," was one of six men taken into custody by federal agents in the drug case.

New York federal prosecutors now say a December call and alleged threat were in violation of his bond terms set in November.

Fetty Wap
Fetty Wap showed a gun over FaceTime, feds say.Federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors allege in the motion to revoke bond that Maxwell was on a FaceTime call with an unidentified man on December 11 when he pointed the gun at the screen and threatened him.

A recorded copy of the call was entered into evidence in the case, according to the motion to revoke his bond.

In it, Maxwell can be heard saying "Imma kill you and everybody you with," and repeatedly threatening murder, according to the prosecutors.

The man on the other end of the call referred to Fetty Wap as "a rat" and he responded by saying, "Your man is a rat," according to prosecutors.

Maxwell's previous arrest stems from allegations that he participated in a drug trafficking ring that distributed more than 100 kilograms of drugs, including heroin and fentanyl in New York and New Jersey.

Prosecutors said at the time that Maxwell, New Jersey correction officer Anthony Cyntje, Anthony Leonardi, his brother Robert Leonardi, Brian Sullivan, and Kavaughn Wiggins obtained the narcotics on the West Coast and transported the drugs to Suffolk County, New York, via the US Postal Service and in hidden compartments.

His conditions of release on that case prohibited him from violating the law or possessing guns.

On Monday, Judge Steven Locke revoked his bond, meaning the 31-year-old rapper will be returning to jail to await his trial.

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