Willie Junior Maxwell, also known as the rapper “Fetty Wap” was arrested and jailed for violating the conditions of his bail, according to a press release from the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.
According to court documents, on December 11, 2021, Maxwell threatened to kill another man over a video call while brandishing a gun. The subject of the threat recorded the exchange. Maxwell’s threat was a direct violation of the conditions for his release on bond for another case that is pending trial– a previous court order handed down just a month earlier on November 4, 2021.
On November 5, the court released Maxwell on a $500,000 bond that was secured by Maxwell’s property in Stockbridge, GA. The Court imposed the following conditions on the defendant’s pretrial release: ( 1) The defendant must not violate any’ federal. state or local law’ while on release, and (2) the defendant must not possess a firearm, destructive device, or other weapon.
On December 11, 2021, on a FaceTime call between Maxwell and another person, Maxwell is shown holding a gun and pointing it towards “John Doe.” The defendant then says to John Doe “I’m gonna kill you and everybody you with,” which he then repeats one more time. The defendant then continues to threaten John Doe, saying, “I’m gonna kill you,” a threat which he repeats several more times throughout while pointing the firearm into the camera phone.
Additionally, after John Doe called the defendant a rat, the defendant responded by saying, “Your man is a rat.”
New York Magistrate Judge Steven Locke revoked the rapper’s bond following his Monday arrest in New Jersey, according to John Marzulli, spokesperson for the Eastern District of New York.