CEDAR GROVE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Fetty Wap says he brought about $165,000 in cash to a New Jersey municipal building where he admitted to charges including driving with tinted windows and a suspended license.
The 25-year-old rapper, whose name is Willie Maxwell II, was ordered to pay $360 in fines. The Paterson native appeared in a Cedar Grove court on Wednesday with wads of cash sticking out of his pockets.
Maxwell also pleaded guilty to failing to replace lost, destroyed or defaced license plates and a false burglar alarm that went off at his home more than twice.
Maxwell’s attorney says his client has applied for a medical exemption for the tinted windows.
He says Maxwell, who’s blind in one eye due to a childhood eye affliction, has glaucoma.
The rapper was under the spotlight earlier this year, after recording a music video for his song “Wake Up,” at his old high school in Paterson. The song contains drug references, prompting further investigation by the school district into protocol in allowing Wap to film on premises in the first place.
Fetty Wap 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.
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