Rapper Fetty Wap Thanks Fans After Daughter’s Emergency Brain Surgery

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
January 30, 2019Entertainmentshare
Rapper Fetty Wap Thanks Fans After Daughter’s Emergency Brain Surgery
Rapper Fetty Wap performs at Drai's Beach Club - Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 18, 2016. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rapper Fetty Wap thanked fans after his 1-year-old baby daughter underwent emergency brain surgery over the weekend.

The New Jersey rapper, 27, and Alexis Skyy’s daughter, Aaliya, needed the operation to fix an implant in her head that drains blood and other fluids, which had malfunctioned, according to TMZ.

Skyy noticed something was wrong on a flight from Atlanta to New York when her daughter was “excessively vomiting,” the publication reported. This prompted the hospital visit and the subsequent surgery.

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Aaliya was born three months premature, weighing just one pound, last January. She reportedly suffers from hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to buildup in the brain.

On Sunday afternoon, Skyy posted a message on her Instagram story asking followers to pray for her daughter. She posted an update later, writing, “Lay Lay is good.”

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The surgery was successful and Aaliya is said to be recovering, according to TMZ. Fetty Wap has followed up with a video he posted on Instagram thanking his followers, fans, and family for all the well wishes during the difficult time.

“I just want to thank all y’all for sending your prayers and love [for my] baby girl,” he said.

“In a year, my whole life changed. I had to make the transition fast and it comes with challenges but nothing compares to living my dream, being able to provide for my kids and family, and taking my people with me,” Fetty Wap said in a previous interview.

“We were grinding for a long time and we stayed down until we came up,” he said. “I look at all of this as a blessing. I started off doing music like everybody else, as an outlet and to do something that wasn’t gonna have me end up in jail or dead.”

Fetty Wap, whose legal name is Willie Maxwell II, lost an eye before his first birthday as the result of congenital glaucoma, according to The Guardian. In his teenage years, Fetty Wap “abruptly decided one day to remove his prosthetic eye” and now it looks as if he’s squinting.

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Fetty Wap’s Rise to Fame

After just two years of making music, Fetty Wap rose to prominence on the hip-hop scene in 2015 when his hit song “Trap Queen”—a love story set in a crack house—reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015, according to Mic.com. That success earned him a spot in XXL’s 2015 Freshmen Class alongside OG Maco and Vince Staples, the publication reported.

Fetty Wap just recently released a new track titled “Trippin’ Baby” and started a dance competition challenge for it.

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