Fetty Wap has been blowing up thanks to his hit "Trap Queen" and now he wants to clear up speculation of how he lost his left eye. TMZ caught up with the New Jersey rapper outside of Rockefeller Center after his debut late night performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. While many rumors have circulated that he was involved in a firecracker accident or was shot in his face with a shotgun, the real answer isn't as scandalous. Wap revealed that he lost his eye to glaucoma, a condition he was born with, at six months old and that at age 12 he had reconstructive surgery. However, he no longer wears the prosthesis because he "didn't want to look everybody else."
When asked if he has a New Jersey medical marijuana card for his condition, he said that he'll get it when the state allows him. "You gotta be half dead to get one in New Jersey," he explained, revealing that he does have one in California.
Last night, Wap was joined by The Roots for his Tonight Show performance of "Trap Queen."
In February, the rapper spoke to The Boombox, promising that new music is on the way.
"When you really work hard for something that you genuinely and truly love, and you don't want it to fail, it's a good feeling to see it do good," he said. "Nothing but greatness is coming from this for me. I tell everybody, this isn't even my best song. This is just the breakout for Fetty Wap. There's going to be a lot more coming, but I'm so proud of that song. I'm proud of my engineer, proud for RGF. Without the energy and the people that's around me, that song wouldn't be what it was. If the song was a lie, you'd be able to tell."