There was an altercation in rap star Fetty Wap’s hometown in New Jersey earlier this week. A hip-hop promoter has been charged with pistol-whipping someone in a shooting that left three people wounded, authorities said. The situation occurred outside a 24-hour deli in Paterson, and the names of the victims have not been released. Police state that Fetty Wap was not injured in the shooting.
Police have charged said hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas with assault and weapons offenses after investigators said he struck a victim in the face with a gun he wasn’t legally allowed to carry. He hasn’t been charged in the shooting.
Raheem Thomas is a resident of Paterson, NJ and the owner of Muscle Team Entertainment, a hip-hop promotion company. He does seem to have a bit of beef with Fetty. Thomas in January also posted a rap song and video on YouTube that was disrespectful of Fetty Wap. A photo posted this weekend to Thomas’ Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap’s signature “1738” pendant.
“Just to set the record straight, I personally didn’t take (Fetty Wap’s) chain,” Thomas posted.
There was no word on what led to the altercation, but police said Fetty and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli. The argument spilled outside, where shots were fired.
Three victims were taken to a hospital, but their conditions weren’t immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.