Having become a household name in the last year alone, the rapper could care less he wasn’t on camera as much as his fans would have liked during the Grammys. He was just ecstatic to be in the building.
“I feel like honestly, with the whole Grammy thing, I feel honored to be a part of it,” the Paterson, New Jersey, native told XXL. “It was an honor to be nominated, as an artist that was just coming up, to be nominated at the Grammys. Even for the Grammys to even notice me, that’s big, you know what I’m saying? I feel good about that.”
When asked if he thought he was going to take home an award, he responded, “In my head, I already knew I wasn’t going to win. I told my camp like, ‘I won’t get my hopes up high.’ I’m real regular with it. I just so happen to have a song that the people like and it was Grammy-nominated. That’s the way I feel.”
Fetty went on to say that people have been asking him which category he thinks he should have been included in and things of that nature.
“I don’t have a say in what I should’ve been a part of because I didn’t create the Grammys,” he said. “I’m just happy to be a part of it. It’s still history.”
In addition to being nominated for a Grammy, Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album was recently certified platinum by the RIAA five months after its release.
It’s refreshing to hear a rapper in the spotlight remaining humble, and perhaps those with a Kanye-sized ego could benefit from taking a page out of Fetty’s book.
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