Brenda Vaden’s son, Jayden, lost an eye at a young age and wore a prosthetic replacement for some time. That is, until he heard Fetty Wap’s music and learned that the star faced the entire world without his prosthetic.
Now, inspired by Fetty Wap’s courage, Jayden also faces the worst without his prosthetic eye, according to his mother’s gushing Facebook post thanking Fetty Wap for being an inspiration to her son.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
(Warning: long sentimental post ahead) Today I am forever thankful to a young man named Willie Maxwell aka Fetty Wap….
After seeing the post, Fetty Wap reached out to Brenda and Jayden on Instagram.
“All I wanna do is show people that it’s not how you look or what you see it’s how you see it and what your looking for from yourself,” the artist responded. “I appreciate his confidence I appreciate you taking the time out for me and thank you for being a fan of me as a person and thank lil man for being a fan of Fetty Wap.”
Continuing his reputation for being unapologetic, Fetty’s upcoming album cover places his disability front and center.