Documents obtained by The Fader reveal that prosecutors in Fetty Wap’s alleged drug trafficking case used his song “Trap Queen” in court. According to the court documents, they referenced the song to back up their request for a longer sentence. They claim that Fetty Wap told the government that the song was about the rapper participating in drug trafficking. Prosecutors also claim that the song’s music video “idealized selling drugs.” They additionally referenced his 2022 song, “Sweet Yamz.” “Yams is code for grams of narcotics, and making significant money (i.e., ‘bands’) from that illegal trade,” they claimed.
“Fetty Wap admitted to the Probation Department that his hit song ‘Trap Queen,’ which was released in 2014, was an ‘ode to a former girlfriend who assisted him a cocaine base distribution operation in Patterson, New Jersey,’” prosecutors said. They added, “The defendant was never held accountable for that conduct, but that does not diminish its significance.” They went on to say, “In the official video for ‘Trap Queen,’ the defendant also enlisted young children who stood behind him while he idealized selling drugs.”