Hip-hop sensation Fetty Wap, whose “Trap Queen” was certified triple platinum, died Tuesday morning at the age of 26. The cause of death has not been released, and it’s still unknown whether Fetty Wap’s four-year-old daughter died as a result of his.
Fetty Wap suffered from a substance abuse problem throughout his life. His third mixtape is titled “Whatever You Like,” and the first track featured a heartfelt cover of Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks.” His father was an alcoholic and drug addict, and Fetty Wap and his brothers went through the foster care system.
Cameron Thomaz, 24, was the child’s birth father and singer of Fetty Wap’s single “I’m Not My Name.” Thomaz spoke to TMZ about his grief over his dead daughter.
“People need to know that after I moved out and took my stepdaughter in, I noticed a change in Fetty Wap, and I wondered what kind of substance abuse he was using. … He was like my little brother. We shared everything. There were no boundaries between me and Fetty Wap,” he told TMZ.
“He became more quiet, he started getting cranky. When I went to check on him last night, he was inside his apartment on the couch asleep, and I left to get some laundry done. … I didn’t sleep last night, to be honest. It’s not like the baby’s not real, and the little boy is real, and his grandma is real, and Fetty Wap’s real, so all that’s not real. The baby, she was real,” he said.
Fetty Wap had recently been cast as a new friend to the Maneuver, the WWE’s cruiserweight championship tournament in New York, which starts on September 8th. WWE issued the following statement:
WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of #TGODadson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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