By Amanda Wicks
Fetty Wap released the music video for his new single “Wake Up” today (May 27). In it, Fetty travels back to high school and the days he spent doing everything but learning.
The video features light animation that gives the whole thing a youthful flare. It begins with the sounds of a teenage boy snoring while title cards display an inspirational message for Fetty’s fans: “A nobody high school dropout now known worldwide as Fetty. Celebrate everyday, roll something up and define your own path.”
The video focuses on a young version of Fetty, played by another boy. He deals with a mom trying to get him out of bed in the morning, a teacher he doesn’t want to listen to and friends who also want to “get Wiz Khalifa high” and have a good time instead of paying attention. In between shots of the boy going through his school day, Fetty stands in the halls of the high school and raps his verse wearing a massive smile.
It’s a softer, more sentimental rap video than is normally seen from that genre.