Fetty Wap loves the kids!
The rapper — who lost his left eye when he was little — has become quite the role model for young fans going through the same thing.
Jayden Burgos is an 11-year-old boy who has always worn a prosthetic eye since losing it to retinoblastoma just after his first birthday. Inspired by Fetty, Jayden bravely decided to face the world and attend school without his prosthetic eye.
At the time, his mom Brenda Vaden posted about her son’s story on Facebook penning:
“Today I am forever thankful to a young man named Willie Maxwell aka Fetty Wap. While his music is catchy (not always agree with his lyrics but hey who am I to judge…), I’m not necessarily his fan (although Trap Queen is my jam), BUT today I’m his biggest fan.
Many close friends, and of course our family know that Jayden was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma at the age of 1. In result of that he had his right eye removed 2 weeks after his 1st bday. He’s worn a prosthetic eye since then. He has always been terrified of taking it out and would not be caught without it…and then comes along Fetty Wap… Similar to Jayden he lost an eye at a young age and along the way he decided that he didn’t want to wear his prosthetic eye anymore, so he stopped. Jayden, let it be known, is a Fetty Wap fan, a real fan, not like me ha! Well, today, after weeks of asking, Jayden is venturing the world without his prosthetic. I of course am a wreck because this world can be cruel, but so proud of our Boogies. This young rapper unknowingly gave Jayden something we weren’t able to give him-the confidence to be different- and I am grateful to him. Thanks to Fetty Wap for saying F the world this is me, and for helping make our baby boy just a little more remarkable than he already is. And we’ll be purchasing his album, a small thank you to him for changing Jayden’s life forever.”
Fetty caught wind of this kid’s story and arranged to meet him backstage during his Monster Outbreak Energy Tour stop in Denver last week. He even gifted Jayden with some Remy Boyz gear!
The New Jersey native told People:
“I’m happy I got to meet Jayden and his family. He is a really cool kid! It meant a lot to me personally to finally make his wish happen. It’s definitely a day we’ll both remember!”
Fetty previously commented:
“I’m glad that I was able to give him the courage to take out his prosthesis. I know how it feels to be picked on. I’ve been talked about my whole entire life. The only difference now is they’re saying good things about the guy with one eye. I’m proud of Jayden and I appreciate him more than he may know.”
We LOVES seeing celebs reaching out to their fans!