The New Jersey-based artist recently spoke about having fans–particularly younger ones–look up to him during a meet and greet at Young & Reckless clothing store.
“The most impossible thing in the world is I never thought I would be this person that a lot of these kids [that] I hear them tell they parents, ‘I want to be like Fetty Wap,’ and I just be sitting back like I’m an old kid,” he said via a segment of today’s (July 15) DX Daily. “I have my little boy run up to me every time he see me and be like, ‘Daddy, I want to be like you.’ It’s just weird. Now there are certain things I can’t do or move how I want to move. I can’t say all the things I want to say. I can’t really be me because I have to show kids… You don’t always have to act wild or act out to think that’s you. Everybody can change and I feel that through out that process I’ve changed a lot, especially towards the kids.”
Fetty Wap also explained how it’s a mutual relationship of respect between himself and the kids who are fans of him and his music.
“People ask me for pictures, I tell them, ‘No.’ As soon as a kid comes up to me, I be like, ‘Yeah,'” he said. “It don’t matter because that might be the only opportunity I get to see them see me… I wouldn’t call it a role model. I would just say that they help me better myself trying to be a role model.”
Watch the full DX Daily segment below: