Popular rapper Fetty Wap was involved in a harsh motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon while riding in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. The rapper collided head-on with another vehicle, reports TMZ, leading to paramedics treating him at the scene of the crash before driving him to a hospital close by to check him for fractures.
Fetty tried to pass a vehicle on his motorcycle, but didn’t see another one coming in the opposite direction and they collided, an eye-witness told TMZ. Much of the ordeal has been documented on twitter, with a user named DJ Akademiks posting photos of a ‘responsive’ Fetty Wap being transported into an ambulance by stretcher, and the wreckage of his bike laying nearby.
Fetty Wap was "Responsive" according to individuals on scene before being taken away. Last pic for proof. See bike 2. pic.twitter.com/uCbFdEEePv
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) September 26, 2015
Friend of Fetty’s and fellow rapper, DJ Louie Styles, later tweeted photos of an awake Fetty sitting in a hospital bed and assured fans that “he’s okay”.
— DJ Louie Styles (@DJLouieStyles) September 26, 2015
“He was treated at a local hospital and is in stable condition,” wrote Fetty’s manager in a statement to Rolling Stone. “His family wants to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support. They ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
While the recovery is certainly good news, the timing of the accident is pretty unfortunate – occurring just one day after Fetty Wap released his self-titled debut album, which features the hit songs “Trap Queen”, “My Way”, and “679”. So I guess he’ll have to hold off on the celebrating for a little while.
The rapper recently spoke about the album with Rolling Stone, recounting his journey so far.
“Even if the album don’t go anywhere, that doesn’t mean nothing to me,” he said.
“I did what most people said I wouldn’t do. And I overcame, I guess you could say, a lot of rookie boundaries. I just shot past what a lot of people expected. Selling the album is what I’m supposed to do in the music industry, not what I wanted to do.”
“For the most part, I don’t really have a story to tell. It’s the same story; everybody come out with the same story. They came from nothing, they got something and now they have everything. It’s the story everybody already knows about. I just figured, why keep telling people that they ain’t gonna get the chance to live this way?”