Fetty Wap might soon have a No. 1 hit on his hands as "Trap Queen" sits close at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although he's starting to gain recognition, he hasn't yet forgotten his Paterson, New Jersey, roots. In a new episode of Karin Civil's "Welcome To My Neighborhood," the "My Way" rapper shows us his childhood home, his high school, his local church, the corner where he used to sell mixtapes and merch, and more. He also talks about the validation he felt when he heard his idol and namesake Gucci Mane liked his music and wanted to collaborate, his love for his kids, his appreciation of Haitian culture, and his plans for the future, among other topics.
"Everything I do to prove something to somebody is to just prove it to my kids that they can do it, too. I don't try to impress nobody," the father of two says about his motivation. "As soon as I come home I see [my son]. He's the first I come to. I come to see him then I go see my little girl, then I go straight to the studio. I'll chill when I get rich. I ain't rich yet."
Although he isn't "rich yet," his life has certainly changed thanks to his newfound fame.
"My life's changed. Before I had to figure out how, and now I do what I want. Before it was like, all right, I got to eat or my son got to go get such and such. And now, he can get this and that, I can still go eat steak, and if I want to go take a trip, I'll take a trip and they'll fly him to me," he said. "That struggle -- don't nobody wanna struggle all they life. Nobody wanna hear nobody complain to them all the time, like we can't do this because we don't got that. I got tired of hearing that."
He continued: "Before I go broke trying to help everybody, I'm going to help the people that I struggled with first. The first person I struggled with was myself. So I helped myself, helped my family, get my kids up outta here, then I'm gunna get my bros. That's just how it works."
Check out the full episode here, and let us know what you think in the comments section!