Over the past year, Fetty Wap has dominated the charts with songs like “Trap Queen” and “679.” And the Paterson, N.J. native continued that momentum by bringing the Welcome to the Zoo tour to New York City’s Irving Plaza on Wednesday night (Feb. 10) for his second sold out show in the Big Apple.
Teaming up with Post Malone and fellow Remy Boy, Monty, the Welcome to the Jungle tour was one of the city’s hottest tickets. Fans from all over the tri-state area packed the venue and were ready to enter his world.
Before Fetty took the stage, a series of new artists from RGF Island Productions performed 10-minute sets to give the crowd a taste of some of the talent that Fetty supports. Following the openers, Post Malone hopped onstage. The 20-year-old Syracuse rapper proved that he may be new to the game but he’s a force to be reckoned with. His melodic and chilled-out flow may sound too relaxed for such a hyped crowd; however, his performance had flair. From his quirky facial expressions to his dance moves, Post glided throughout the stage on tracks like “Too Young,” “TEAR$” and “What’s Up,” which he invited all the guys to “turn to the girl next to you and sing this song.”
“Let’s make some babies, New York,” he added.
But it was his hit, “White Iverson,” that stole the show. Ending and closing his set with the track, his fans went crazy at the moment their heard the opening beat.
After inviting 50 Cent onstage the night before (Feb. 9), the crowd had a feeling that Post would bring another guest up. So after Post Malone performed “#mood,” he announced to the crowd that he has some friends to bring onstage. 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks then walked out and started performing “Window Shopper,” which Fiddy had also performed the night before. The Queens legends also took it back to 2003 with their classic “What Up Gangsta.”
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While Post Malone took last night’s gig to new heights, Fetty Wap was clearly the star of the show. To start his set, a montage played showcasing the early days with old photos of Fetty and Monty in the studio as well as images of where he is today. While the slideshow played, he said a few words regarding his career up until that point as well as thanked a litany of people.
“I want to thank the man upstairs for making all of this possible,” he said. “Because without him, none of this would have been done.”
Dressed comfortably in some sweatpants, denim jacket, a skunk inspired beanie and a t-shirt from his own tour merch, Fetty kicked off his set with “D.A.M.”
“When you do what you love and people really listen to you, that s— make feel real good, and that keeps me working,” he said. “I know it’s cold as f— outside, and I hate the cold. So I appreciate y’all coming out here in the motherf—ing cold.”
His gratitude was felt throughout the performance. From the moment he performed the popular hits including “RGF Island” and “679” to the newer tunes like “Jimmy Choo,” the fans knew all the lyrics and any dances that went along with them. While Fetty Wap has love for his musical family, which he showed by showcasing a number new artists at the beginning of the concert, it was stage collaboration with Monty that showed the most love. Not only did Monty perform solo during part of his set, but the two also came together on “My Way” and the hit that put Fetty on the map, “Trap Queen,” the night’s closer.