Trap Queen

Trap Queen

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"Trap Queen" is a hip hop song by rapper Fetty Wap about his appreciation for a loyal girlfriend with whom he makes and distributes illegal drugs. Since its release in April 2014, the song has been widely covered, parodied and remixed online.


The name "Trap Queen" is derived from the term "trap" or "trap house," which is often defined on Urban Dictionary[3][4] as a location for drug dealers to make and sell narcotics. In March 2014, rapper Fetty Wap released the song "Trap Queen" as his debut single, which contains lyrics proclaiming his affection for a girlfriend who assists him with drug dealing operations.


On May 4th, 2014, Urban Dictionary[1] user OG Trap Queen submitted an entry for "Trap Queen," defining it as a fiercely loyal woman who listens to trap music.

Trap Queen A bomb-ass female. The baddest female. She is loyal to her friends,lives for her family,and gives no f---- to bitter,petty bitches. She also enjoys listening to trap music. CL is a trap queen imo. by OG Trap Queen May 04, 2014

On August 7th, Fetty Wap released the official music video for the track on YouTube, where it received upwards of 237 million views and 76,000 comments in the next year (shown below).

On November 20th, the pop culture blog Complex[5] published an interview with Fetty Wap, in which revealed that the song was about a woman he dealt drugs with while "being in the trap." On March 20th, YouTuber Matt Steffanina uploaded footage of a choreographed dance for the song (shown below, left). Within six months, the video accumulated more than 22 million views and 7,800 comments. On April 23rd, 2015, YouTuber short334 uploaded a parody music video titled "Fat Queen," which gained over 4.6 million views and 4,800 comments in the first five months (shown below, right).

On May 29th, Redditor Nimbus2000 submitted a post titled "What's a 'trap queen'?" to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[2] subreddit, to which several Redditors replied by citing the drug dealing woman in the Fetty Wap song. In three months, the post garnered upwards of 1,800 votes (91% upvoted) and 400 comments.

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George Dalton Cover

On July 21st, 2015, child actor George Dalton uploaded a music video to YouTube in which he and other children cook pies while performing a cover of the Fetty Wap track (shown below). In September, several blogs published articles mocking the video, including Billboard,[6] Jezebel,[7] MTV[8] and The Daily Dot.[9]

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