Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested Sunday in Las Vegas after allegedly punching a valet on the Strip. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police confirmed Fetty Wap, as known as Willie Maxwell, 28, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 1 on three battery counts. LVMPD said Maxwell hit an employee of a property located near the 3400 blocks of Las Vegas Boulevard.
LVMPD said Maxwell had three battery charges for three different employees he allegedly hit. Fetty Wap got into a dispute with the attendant and things turned physical, with the rapper punching the employee three times, at the Mirage Hotel and Casino TMZ first reported.
Initial reports identified the employee as a valet, but an anonymous source familiar with the incident stated that the fight took place at the main entrance of the casino, not near the valet area, and that no valet attendants were involved.
According to the TMZ, the other employee of the hotel held the “Trap Queen” rapper until authorities from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrived and took him into custody. He was released from custody after a few hours but is expected to appear in court soon.
The LVMPD did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for confirmation and a rep for Wap did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Mirage Hotel had no regard when reached by PEOPLE on Tuesday. The rapper most recently performed at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, New Jersey on Aug. 26.
An employee at the hotel made a citizen’s arrest and held Fetty, whose real name is Willie Maxwell until police officers arrived, the outlet says. Court records indicate Maxwell’s next court appearance was set for Oct. 31. Wap was previously arrested in November 2017 after he was allegedly found racing another vehicle on a highway in New York City.
In March 2018, he reportedly pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment in Brooklyn Criminal Court and agreed to take a state impaired driving program course, lose his license for 90 days and pay $500 fine.