Rap star Fetty Wap released a new music video last week for his latest single, “Wake Up.” WHERE he filmed it is creating a huge controversy.
The video is filled with foul language, references to drugs and sex and features a scantily-clad stripper on a pole inside a classroom. “Get meditated over medicated” and “get high” refers to the rapper’s use of marijuana.
“I went back to my old high school to shoot this video,” reads a message from the rapper as the video opens. “A nobody, high school dropout now known worldwide as Fetty Wap. Celebrate every day, roll something up and define your own path.”
The video was filmed at Eastside High School, in Paterson, NJ, where the rapper used to attend. The district confirmed to the media Tuesday that the video was indeed shot at their school, and now they are investigating WHO allowed it.
“The district does not endorse the content of this video,” Terry Corallo, a spokeswoman for the school, said. Corallo said the video was shot during non-school hours, and no students participated.
Fetty Wap (real name Willie Maxwell) dedicated the song to the graduating class of 2016. “This song is for everyone that celebrates 4/20 all year but still passes that math test,” wrote Maxwell. “This song is for everyone that might not be in the top of their class or most popular but you still know where you’re headed, just riding on your own path.”
According to NJ Advance Media, the school district has had a 70 percent increase in positive drug test results among the students – many from marijuana usage, and from East Side High School.
Fetty Wap gave a free performance for Paterson high school students last August. He dropped out of the school without graduating.
Here is the video. WARNING: Contains Explicit Language.
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