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Rapper Fetty Wap arrested and accused of using a gun to threaten to kill someone over FaceTime

The musician was taken into custody Monday morning in New Jersey, officials said.
Image: Fetty Wap at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 26, 2019.
Fetty Wap at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 26, 2019.Johannes Eisele / AFP via Getty Images file

Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested Monday morning and accused of violating the terms of his bail by threatening to kill someone over FaceTime while displaying a firearm, according to court documents.

The musician, whose legal name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, was arrested in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday morning and indicted in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, according to John Marzulli, a spokesperson for the U.S. attorney for Eastern New York.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke revoked Fetty Wap's bond on Monday afternoon, meaning he will remain in jail, Marzulli told NBC News.

According to court documents, the government obtained a video recording of a FaceTime call in which Fetty Wap threatened an unnamed person on Dec. 11. He pointed the gun at the person and said, "Imma kill you and everybody you with," as well as "I'm gonna kill you," which he repeated several times during the call.

By possessing a firearm and threatening someone, which is a violation of state law, he violated the terms of his Nov. 5 release on $50,000 bond in connection with allegations of conspiracy to possess and sell controlled substances, authorities said.

The FBI arrested Fetty Wap on Oct. 28 in connection with allegations of a conspiracy to distribute drugs in New York; he pleaded not guilty. He was indicted and charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances and arraigned on Oct. 29, according to court documents.

He was one of six people indicted in the federal case, which alleges a scheme to distribute more than 100 kilograms — or more than 220 pounds — of drugs to dealers who then sold them in New Jersey and on Long Island, New York.

Fetty Wap was granted pretrial release in November under the court-imposed conditions that he must not violate state, federal or local law or possess a firearm or any destructive weapon, officials said.

Fetty Wap's attorney in the criminal case, Elizabeth Macedonio, did not immediately respond to a request for comment

It isn't the first time Fetty Wap has been in trouble with the law.

In 2019, he was arrested and accused of assaulting three employees at a hotel. He was alleged to have hit a parking attendant after he got into an argument and was arrested on three counts of battery.

Fetty Wap was also arrested in November 2017 and charged with DUI after police said he was caught drag racing another car on a New York City highway.