Sherman Ave’s In-Depth Line-by-Line Analysis of “Trap Queen”
The definitive 2015 song of the summer, “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap is a catchy, fun tune that is sure to put even the most cynical of party goers in a good mood. But in fact, many people don’t know that the lyrics of the song are incredibly rich and thematically deep, with some even call it the most lyrically complex song since “I Don’t Fuck With You” by Big Sean. So if you’ve been questioning what these lyrics are really about, question no longer, because Sherman Ave is here to explain what every part of the song means, from Ass to ZooWap.
Remy Boyz, yeaahhhh
This is a reference to Remy Inc., an electric motor company where Fetty Wap had his first job.
The year that the Treaty of Vienna was founded, which Fetty Wap was a notary on.
I’m like “Hey, what’s up? Hello” Seen yo pretty ass soon as you came in the door, I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll
I tried to introduce myself with this lyric to this girl and she slapped me in the face.
Married to the money, introduced her to my stove
Much like his boat, Fetty Wap likes to refer to his money as a “her.” And, coincidentally, both are named Sharon.
Showed her how to whip it, no she remixin’ for low
Rumor has it that Fetty Wap is actually Bob Casale, the legendary frontman of the early 80s pop band Devo, and that Casale actually faked his death back in 2014. This lyric, referencing the band's 1980 hit "Whip It" only further adds evidence to this theory.
She my trap queen, let her hit the bando
Unfortunately, the meaning of the phrase “trap queen” was lost in translation from ancient Sumerian, where Fetty Wap originally found it.
We be countin’ up, watch how far them bands go
A little-known hobby of Fetty Wap is his enormous rubber band collection, which he references in this line.
We just set a goal, talkin’ matchin’ Lambos
Fetty Wap likes everything in his life to match. Shoes, socks, lambos, you name it.
At 56 a gram, 5 a 100 grams though
There’s nothing more fun in the middle of a rap song than some math!
Man, I swear I love her how she works the damn pole
The “trap queen” in this song runs a Polish sweatshop that hand-sews Air Jordans for Nike. She is well-known for working poles to the brink of starvation.
Hit the strip club, we be letting bands go
Sadly, in 2008, Fetty Wap had to pay with his prized rubber bands when he ran out of his money at the strip club. He has never truly recovered from this tragedy.
In love with the money, I ain’t never lettin’ go
A People Magazine reporter recently snapped a picture of Fetty Wap having sex with a woman-shaped pile of money. You can still find the pictures online.
And I get high with my baby I just left the mall, I’m gettin’ fly with my baby And I can ride with my baby I be in the kitchen cookin’ pies with my baby And I can ride with my baby I just left the mall, I’m gettin’ fly with my baby, yeah And I can ride with my baby I be in the kitchen cookin’ pies with my baby.
Huge Internet debates have occurred over this lyric, as it is potentially unclear whether or not Fetty Wap was actually getting high in the mall (an extremely risky maneuver), and then left to go make pies or if he left the mall and THEN got high in his car on the way to make pies. We may never know the answer to this question, but one thing's for certain: Fetty Wap's blueberry pies are delicious.
I hit the strip with my trap queen cause all we know is bands
I’m telling you, Fetty Wap really likes rubber bands. It’s all he knows.
I just might snatch up a ‘Rari and buy my boo a Lamb I might just snatch her a necklace, drop a couple on a ring. She ain’t wantin’ for nothin’ because I got her everything
Snatch is a slang term for a woman’s genitals. Synonyms include vagina and pussy.
It’s big ZooWap from the bando, without dinero I can’t go.
A ZooWap is the noise that a person makes when they hit their knee against a table while getting electrocuted.
Remy Boyz got the stamp, though
Another reference to Fetty Wap’s first job at Remy Inc., as well as his previous life as a notary.
Count up hella bands though Boy How far can your bands go? Fetty Wap I’m livin’ fifty thousand K how I stand though, if you checkin’ for my pockets I’m like
A reference to Captain Hook, the villain of the Peter Pan series.
Some artists like to repeat their bridges. Some artists prefer it to be a one-and-done deal. It really just depends on the artist though.
I be smokin’ dope and you know Backwoods what I roll Remy Boyz, Fetty eating shit up that’s fasho
Fetty Wap was actually the filmmaker behind the viral video “2 Girls, 1 Cup,” which involved two girls eating shit and then vomiting into each other’s mouths. Classic Fetty.
I’ll run in ya house, then I’ll fuck your ho Cause Remy Boyz or nothin’, Re-Re-Remy Boyz or nothin’
I’m sure you already know this, but Fetty is actually quite well-known for running around strangers’ houses naked, screaming his own name, until you buy at least five shares of Remy, Inc. stock.
Yeah you hear my boy Soundin’ like a zillion bucks on the track
This part of the song actually takes a steep drop in terms of logic and reason. This line, for instance. The words “my boy” sound nothing like the words “a zillion bucks on the track.”
I got whatever on my boy, whatever Put your money where your mouth is
This line also makes no logical sense. According to the laws of physics, only one atom can be in a given space at a given time, i.e. two objects of matter cannot occupy the same location. Thus, his money CANNOT be put where is mouth is, for his mouth is already occupying that space.
Money on the wood make the game so good Money out of sight cause fights
Apparently money has various physical and psychological effects, depending on whether it is in contact with wood or not.