UPDATE: Fetty Wap’s management has released a statement on the accident. “Fetty Wap was involved in a motorcycle incident earlier today,” a representative wrote to Rolling Stone. “He was treated at a local hospital and is in stable condition. His family wants to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support. They ask that you respect their privacy during this time. We will provide an update on his condition as it becomes available.”
Fetty Wap was involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. The “Trap Queen” rapper was riding his motorcycle when collided head-on with another vehicle, TMZ reports, adding that paramedics treated Fetty at the scene before transporting him to a nearby hospital to examine him for possible fractures. An associate of the rapper, DJ Louie Styles, later tweeted photos of an alert Fetty in the hospital and assured fans that “he’s ok.” In the photo, a splint is seen securing the rapper’s leg.
— DJ Louie Styles (@DJLouieStyles) September 26, 2015
Another Twitter user named DJ Akademiks posted photos of a “responsive” Fetty being stretchered into a waiting ambulance as well as the wreckage the rapper’s motorcycle incurred in the crash. The accident comes just one day after Fetty Wap released his self-titled debut album, which features the hits “My Way,” “679” and “Trap Queen.” On Thursday, the rapper posted video of himself riding a motorcycle before a concert in Clifton, New Jersey.
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
A representative for the rapper did not respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.
“Even if the album don’t go anywhere, that doesn’t mean nothing to me,” Fetty Wap recently told Rolling Stone. “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?”