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Rapper Fetty Wap arrested at NJ airport, had outstanding warrants


Rob Jennings


Popular New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap was arrested Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport on an outstanding warrant, authorities said.

Fetty Wap — whose legal name is William Junior Maxwell II — was taken into custody at an airport check point at approximately 1:40 p.m. after officers were notified via an ankle monitor call of an active warrant out of North Bergen, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told NJ Advance Media.

He was released after posting bail according to the Port Authority spokesperson, Amber Greene.

The warrant was for a North Bergen public nuisance ordinance, Greene said. Police in North Bergen could not immediately provide more details on the warrant when reached Saturday.

Fetty Wap was released on a $500,000 bond and other restrictions in November after being indicted on federal drug charges.

The Paterson native is among six people charged by federal authorities out of the Eastern District of New York with allegedly conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances.

The Paterson native broke onto the scene in 2015 with the hit “Trap Queen” and is a two-time Grammy nominee.

Prior reporting from NJ Advance Media reporter Joe Atmonavage was used in this story.

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