Rapper Fetty Wap attends Paterson school board meeting to support suspended principal

Rapper Fetty Wap showed up at a meeting to support Eastside High School Principal Zatiti Moody. Moody was placed on administrative leave for allowing Fetty Wap to film a music video inside the school.

Rapper Fetty Wap showed up at a meeting to support Eastside High School Principal Zatiti Moody. Moody was placed on administrative leave for allowing Fetty Wap to film a music video inside the school. (6/16/16)

PATERSON - Dozens of people, including the rapper Fetty Wap, attended a Paterson Public Schools board meeting to show their support for suspended principal Zatiti Moody.

Eastside High School Principal Moody was placed on paid administrative leave last month after allowing Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, to film a music video inside the school. The rapper is a Paterson native, and attended that school.

“I just want to apologize to Mr. Moody,” Maxwell said. “If I disrespected anyone, I just came today to apologize.”

The music video for “Wake Up” depicted drug use and featured scantily clad women. Many felt that tie was inappropriate for the school and wondered how approval was given.

“It was approved. Mr. Moody did allow it to be done,” says P.S. 2 volunteer Gladys Santiago. “It was approved through the school system that this video was being filmed.”

Many at the meeting argued that the inappropriate aspects of the video, such as the drug use and stripper pole, were added to the video later and weren’t used inside of the school.

Maxwell said that he just wanted to inspire the class of 2016.

Many of the students tell News 12 New Jersey that Principal Moody does a lot for Paterson and they hope he will be able to hand out diplomas at graduation this year.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 1 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
Mikayla Raji, 8, paid for a Jamesburg police 2 Girl whose father was killed in line of duty buys officer dinner
Preston Taylor admits his involvement in the disappearance 3 Childhood friend admits helping to dispose of missing woman’s body
Computer issues have prevented some Newark city employees 4 Computer issues prevent Newark city employees from being paid
Students, parents and faculty at a Bayonne high 5 Bayonne's Marist High School faces fundraising deadline to stay open

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

District upset Fetty Wap got OK to shoot Paterson high school principal placed on leave over Fetty Wap video

The principal of operations at a Paterson high school has been placed on administrative leave

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE