Fetty Wap charged with misdemeanor battery as surveillance video captures him punching security guard at Las Vegas hotel
The story just got a little more complicated for Fetty Wap, who was arrested on September 1st of this year after he was accused of attacking a valet at The Mirage Hotel and Casino.
Now, according to TMZ, the 28-year-old rapper has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery stemming from the scuffle, which was caught on security camera outside the La Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The shocking surveillance footage shows a slowly escalating fight, which yellow-clothed casino attendants attempt to control… until they can’t.
Charged: Fetty Wap, 28, was charged in connection with a fight in Las Vegas last month where he was accused of attacking a valet at The Mirage hotel; seen here earlier this month in NYC
The video captures the security attempting to contain Fetty in large numbers.
The altercation escalates quickly, and sees Fetty striking a guard twice.
When things finally simmered, La Mirage security reportedly made a citizen’s arrest of Fetty until Las Vegas police arrived and took him into custody.
Caught on tape: The melee was caught on security camera outside the La Mirage hotel and casino in Vegas; Fetty seen here performing in London later in September
The musical artist, whose real name is Willie Maxwell II, was booked and subsequently released.
The incident came less than a week after the 679 artist was one in a group of New Jersey-based artists to close out the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
He performed alongside Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Redman and Naughty by Nature in the Jersey-centric ensemble.
Scene of the incident: The exchange between the rapper and the valet took place at The Mirage
In the limelight: Fetty Wap was one of the New Jersey-based artists to close out the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey Monday, along with Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Redman and Naughty by Nature
The My Way rapper was under a probe earlier this summer in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, after a woman accused him of manhandling her.
The pair initially crossed paths in June at a shoot for a music video and later went to a party held at an Airbnb in the Hollywood Hills, police sources told the outlet.
The woman eventually wound up in a room alone with the rap artist, and in footage published on the website, he argued with her and appeared to smack at a camera she was holding. The conflict was over other women the rapper had invited to the Airbnb.
She subsequently filed a report about the incident with the Los Angeles Police Department, who told the outlet they were investigating the incident.
At work: The rap artist performed in the Bronx in August