Fetty Wap’s ‘Sweet Yamz’ song, released for Thanksgiving, becomes holiday sensation while he’s in jail

Fetty Wap’s “Sweet Yamz” has become the soundtrack to Thanksgiving.Gado | Getty Images; Manny Hernandez | Getty Images

Snoop Dogg is calling it the song of the year.

Charlie Wilson just recorded himself singing along to it for the TikTok crowd.

It might also be one of your favorite sides at Thanksgiving.

Fetty Wap’s song “Sweet Yamz” (see lyric video below), released just in time for the holiday this week, has been getting a lot of love on social media.

The track, equipped with a smooth, throwback R&B sound, is actually a cover of “Yamz,” a 2021 song by Masego and Devin Morrison.

Fetty, born Willie Maxwell II, 31, rose to fame in 2015 with the hit song “Trap Queen,” a Grammy-nominated earworm that made it to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On Nov. 22, Fetty funded a Thanksgiving groceries giveaway in Paterson in conjunction with the release of “Sweet Yamz,” but he couldn’t be there in person to hand out turkeys.

The Paterson rapper and singer is currently incarcerated and facing five to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge in August, saying he conspired to sell cocaine.

Last year, Fetty was arrested at Citi Field and pleaded not guilty when federal prosecutors charged him with conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances. He was one of six people charged in the case, alleged to have been part of a drug ring that distributed heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and crack in New Jersey and Long Island

Later, his bail was revoked after he violated the conditions of his pre-trial release and he was jailed at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Police said he had threatened to kill someone in a video call.

“I’m very grateful for my fans and for my community because I wouldn’t be where I am without them,” Fetty said in a statement for his “Sweet Yamz” Thanksgiving giveaway. “Giving back, especially in my hometown, is very important to me no matter what the circumstances are. Even though I can’t be there in person, shout-out to every single one of my fans, supporters, and everyone that’s still rocking with me!”

When he first broke out as an artist in 2015, Fetty quickly followed his “Trap Queen” success with two other high-charting songs from his self-titled debut album — “My Way” and “679.”

His first album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He released his second album, “The Butterfly Effect,” in 2021, after a series of mixtapes.

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