Whether smartphone users are currently "cooking pies with your baby" or just want to send their friends one-eyed smiley faces, there is now a Fetty Wap emoji for that. The rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell II, has recently jumped on the Kim Kardashian bandwagon and released a new emoji pack that features small icons made into his likeness.
The Paterson, New Jersey native is the most recent celebrity to capitalize on the emerging trends in the digital space. He quietly unveiled his official emoji set, in partnership with the Moji Keyboard app, via an Instagram post.
Mobile users all know how to use words, but there is something about emojis that supposedly add a distinct element to conversations that mere letters just cannot fully convey. With that in mind, famous pop culture personalities are banking on the trend. Kardashian recently launched her emoji app called, "Kimoji," which features a set of emojis that includes a "peach butt," a contoured cartoon version of her face, her bleached blonde hair, her famous "ugly crying face," and lots more.
Smartphone and tablet apps are an apparently big business for the right celebrity. The reality star's app quickly rose to the top of the purchased apps list for the iPhone. It reportedly made $1 million per minute following its release last week. Pop music stars Katy Perry and Demi Lovato have also tried their hands at the technology scene by releasing their own apps.
Fetty Wap's own emoji pack, appropriately titled "Fetty Wap Emoji," is now available to iPhone users, too. In his Instagram account, the rapper posted a photo of the small icons and captioned it with: "Just in time for the holidays. Get my official emoji pack exclusively on Moji Keyboard on iOS. Go to www.fettywapemoji.com to download."
His emoji set includes a variety of small icons such a street sign reading "Come My Way," his "Hey, what's up, hello" line, a "Trap Queen" crown, one for one his label 300 Entertainment, and various other facial emoticons that feature Fetty's blonde dreadlocks which, perhaps to keep it extra accurate, all have a missing left eye.
Fetty Wap is coming off a relatively successful 2015 after his self-titled debut entered the Billboard 200 Chart at No. 1 last October. The 24-year-old recording artist also made history on the Hot Rap Songs Chart with four songs simultaneously perched on the top 10; those include "Trap Queen," "Again," "My Way" featuring Monty and "679" featuring the Remy Boyz.