Fetty Wap’s left eye used to be his most defining physical attribute, but now his fans can’t stop talking about his dreads.
The “Trap Queen” singer’s new ‘do has become a hot topic on his Instagram page, and he finally decided to explain his new blonde mane. Fetty Wap was asked whether or not his dreads are real during an interview with Hot 97′s Ebro in the Morning, and he revealed that the hair on his head is not his own. According to the Boom Box, Fetty purchased them from a very special lady who was willing to cut off her own hair so that he could supplement his own.
“They’re real dreads but I didn’t grow ’em,” the rapper said. “It’s a lady that I know from Newark. She didn’t give them to me, she cut her hair off. She was a powerful person to me and spoke a lot of positive things to me.”
Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, credits the “good energy” from his new dreads for the incredible creative streak that he’s been on recently. He claims that he’s recorded 50 new tunes since changing his look, and they’re some of the “hottest songs” that he’s ever created.
Fetty might be a big fan of his new locks, but he’s had to deal with his fair share of hair haters. According to Music Times, a few of his Instagram followers poked fun at his dreads last month shortly after they made their big debut. Even though female musicians pay for hair extensions all the time, Fetty Wap was criticized for spending money on his new mane. Instead of getting mad, he issued a very honest response to his critics.
“When you want what you want an can afford it it’s not about the cost it’s about what make you happy,” Fetty wrote.
The rap phenom is used to dealing with criticism of his appearance, so perhaps the haters don’t bother him too much. When he was a child, Fetty Wap lost his left eye to congenital glaucoma. It used to enrage Fetty when people would comment on his altered appearance, but he eventually made peace with it.
“When I was younger it used to bother me a lot,” he told Noisey. “Not bother physically, but when people would say how I looked, I fought a lot. I used to fight a whole lot. Now it doesn’t bother me at all.”
According to Fetty, he’s just relieved that his kids weren’t born with the same eye issue. He credits becoming a father and making music with getting rid of that mean streak that made him lash out at the world, and success probably makes it much easier to deal with the haters now — Fetty’s famous fans include Kanye West and Drake.
As the Inquisitr recently reported, Ed Sheeran also recently helped introduce the rapper to a new demographic of potential fans by singing an acoustic cover of “Trap Queen” during his appearance on The Tonight Show. It already has almost 3 million views on YouTube.
When Fetty Wap decides to change out his blonde dreads, maybe he should show a little return love for Ed by going red.
[Image Fetty Wap / Instagram]