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Rapper Fetty Wap charged with hitting three people in Las Vegas


New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap was arrested Sunday morning after assaulting three people during an altercation in Las Vegas, police said.

The hip-hop artist, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, struck three employees of a business near the popular Las Vegas Strip and was charged with three counts of battery, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Police did not release any details, but TMZ reported that at least one of the employees involved in the early morning fight was a valet at the Mirage Hotel and Casino.

TMZ said a hotel staffer apparently made a citizen’s arrest until police arrived and took him into custody. Maxwell, 28, who lost his right eye to congenital glaucoma, was detained for several hours before he was released on bond.

He has made headlines for breaking the law at least once before.

In November 2017, the Billboard Music Award winner was arrested after getting caught drag-racing while drunk on a Brooklyn highway. Authorities said at the time he was driving 105 mph on a 55-mph zone on the Gowanus Expressway.

The father of seven avoided prison time as part of a plea deal months later and instead was ordered to pay a fine and attend safe driving programs.

In March 2017, he was involved in an argument that resulted in gunfire in his hometown of Paterson, N.J. At least two men were shot and two others were arrested in connection with the incident, but the rapper was not charged.

In 2015, Maxwell was slapped with three summonses after crashing his father’s motorcycle into a car in Paterson. He was cited with driving without a license, driving without insurance and failing to produce a vehicle registration card.