A Fetty Wap robbery led to a shootout in Paterson, New Jersey on Sunday (March 26).
According to TMZ, the “Trap Queen” rapper was robbed of a chain and cash in his hometown. Law enforcement officials say that they arrived at Montclair Ave. and Paxton St. at approximately 5 a.m. over an altercation with gunshots, presumed to be related.
Two men with gunshot wounds were found nearby. One of them had been shot in the leg. The other man had been hit in the torso. A third man, believed to be involved, as well, went to Hackensack Medical Center soon after.
It’s unclear if Fetty, who was not named as a victim in the shooting, was involved in the shootout at all.
Authorities began investigating the shooting, but not the robbery since that hadn’t been reported. Soon after, Fetty’s “1738” chain appeared on Instagram, posted by Raheem “Fuzz” Thomas, the CEO of Muscle Team Entertainment.
Fuzz reportedly bragged about taking a picture with the chain, but claimed he didn’t personally steal it. “Just to set the record straight. I personally didn’t take @fettywap1738 chain,” wrote Thomas. “I’m not responsible for no one else action but my own. I don’t have a personal problem Fetty Wap. He just a good kid in the way. How he got his chain taken I don’t know and I don’t care. That’s none of my business. Did I take a picture with it? Yes. The whole down the hill got a picture with it on. Now enjoy the rest of y’all night. I will love to take the credit for it but unfortunately, my Instagram is no liar.”
TMZ also identified Thomas as a Fetty rival with a “deep rooted” years-long beef over “music deals.” Fuzz and his label unleashed “Got Em Remix (Fetty Wap/RGF Diss)” in January of this year. The video shows Fuzz on a street corner with a tag that reads “Fetty Wap’s Block.”
“You pull up in that little Porsche, I pull up in that Lambo,” raps Fuzz. “You pull out a hundred racks, I pull out a hundred mo’ / I’m a big dog, you a little dog / Hundred-fifty for the chain, dog / Strip club, I make it rain, dog / Our money ain’t the same, dog.”
Thomas has reportedly been booked for gun charges in relation to the shooting.