YNW Melly has been putting in work while in jail writing a ton of new music for his fans. Melly has done a good job at keeping his head up since he was arrested earlier this year. The 20-year-old rapper was apprehended by police in January after he was slapped with a double murder charge for the deaths of his friends YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. Since then, Melly has spent the past five months behind bars as he waits for his case to go to trial.
His family and fans have been leading an effort to get Melly released. The 19-year-old SoundCloud rapper first released We All Shine in January of this year, his debut album featuring Kanye West.
And to make this story even more disturbing, YNW Melly‘s music has surged in popularity since his arrest. His 2018 track Murder On My Mind” is flying up the Hot 100; it’s at #14 this week.
Demons’ attorney Bradford Cohen described Williams and Thomas Jr. as the rapper’s best friends” to the South Florida Sun Sentinel Both victims were aspiring rappers themselves who recorded under the names YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy, respectively. They Took My Brothers From Me Over Jealousy,” Demons wrote on Facebook the day after their deaths.
In February, police said forensic evidence led them to determine Demons as the suspect who gunned down the two men before he staged the killings as a drive-by with the help of Henry.
YNW Melly‘s friends , Anthony Williams AKA YNW Sakchaser, and Christopher Thomas Jr. AKA YNW Juvy, were shot and killed in October last year. They were each reportedly shot multiple times, and driven to Memorial Miramar Hospital, where they were pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Sakchaser was 21, and Juvy was 19.
Billboard interviewed him a week before he was arrested and the rapper discussed his plans for 2019, how he linked up with Kanye and his overall background. During the interview, he said the two men who were fatally shot were his “day one brothers” and that he couldn’t speak on whether he was a target in the shooting.
Miramar Police Department announced the murder charges against him on social media, saying Mr Demons had been arrested for murder alongside another man named Cortlen Henry – who uses the rap name YNW Bortlen.
After turning himself into police in February 2019, the state of Florida began assessing options for his punishment realizing that his actions cannot go unnoticed. Though this is a grim look for the young artist, this is not the first time Melly has been behind bars.
Florida prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against rapper YNW Melly in connection with the killing of two men. Florida -based rapper YNW Melly is facing the death penalty in the double homicide of two of his close friends.
US rapper YNW Melly has been arrested and charged with murdering two other rappers, both said to have been his childhood friends, in Florida. Jail’s not stopping YNW Melly from giving fans some new music.
Two weeks ago, the 19-year-old South Florida sing-rapper and Kanye West collaborator was arrested in the double murder of two of his friends, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. And last week, it was reported that Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, is now also a suspect in the 2017 murder of Indian River County Sheriff’s Department deputy Gary Chambliss, who was off-duty at the time of his death. Melly’s story keeps getting more and more disturbing, and now some gruesome details about that double-murder case have come out.
YNW Melly’s most famous song, ‘Murder on my Mind’, has attracted more than 42 million views on YouTube. Florida rapper YNW Melly has challenged his fans to upload dance videos for his new “223s” challenge.
Cops also say that after Williams and Thomas were shot, YNW Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons and Henry drove around with the dead bodies for a period of time” before they took their victims to the hospital.
There is no official indication of any change in the charges against Melly. In a booking report , Melly is accused of shooting Juvy and Sakchaser on October 30, 2018 for financial gain. The murders allegedly took place inside of a Jeep Compass — Melly and his associate YNW Bortlen allegedly drove around with the bodies before Bortlen drove them to Memorial Hospital Miramar at 4:30 a.m. and claimed to have been hit by a drive-by shooting. Discrepancies in the mens’ accounts and the evidence began to emerge soon after police began their investigation. Bortlen is also charged with the double murder.
The 19-year-old rising star was first arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in Florida on February 13 after Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr were shot dead on 26 October last year.
Melvin’s not an alter ego; it’s a person. I got mixed personalities. It’s another person,” says Demons during an interview. Melly is the joker. He’s just the one that everybody loves, and he loves everybody. Melvin is the one that protects Melly from the wrong people.” In all, the rapper has said that he has a total of six personalities in his head, with Melly and Melvin being two of them. According to him, the remaining four will be revealed to public at the right time.
YNW Bortlen is accused of attempting to cover up the deaths as a drive-by shooting. Thomas went by the stage name YNW Juvy, while Williams was known as YNW Sakchaser.
A murder ballad that has caught the ear of millions since it was uploaded to SoundCloud in March of 2017 now festers under the weight of its imprisoned narrator. Murder On My Mind” experienced a massive resurgence after Melly was charged, and has since been certified triple-platinum, a twist of fate that only the reaper (and ready accomplice TikTok) could have envisioned. The mystery of the murder motive, if the gruesome complexities of the case are to be believed, further lends itself to what once seemed like surefire superstardom. Perhaps it’s merely a product of Melly’s age and his current predicament, but at just 19 years old, the aspirations that he previously extolled in his music now appear incapable of outrunning the long arm of the law. One can only hope that new music will shed some light on the shadows that Melly has taken as his bedfellows.
RAPPER YNW Melly has been arrested on two counts of first degree murder after two of his best pals were fatally shot. US rapper YNW Melly is reportedly facing the death penalty if found guilty of the first-degree murders of two friends.
YNW Melly released his latest project, We All Shine, in January. Mixed Personalities,” his collaboration with Kanye West , was his highest-profile song to date. Representatives for YNW Melly did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
The 19-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the October 2018 shooting deaths of the men. During a short court appearance Thursday morning, Broward Judge Jackie Powell ordered that he remain in jail without bond.
Demons was convicted of discharging a firearm in public and three counts of aggravated assault because he shot at a group of students by Vero Beach High School at 15-years-old. Demons never revealed the motive behind the shooting, and he served almost a year in prison for the charges.
Raper został aresztowany 13 lutego po wielomiesięcznym śledztwie. Funkcjonariusze nie uwierzyli, że śmierć YNW Sakchasera i YNW Juvy była wynikiem tzw. drive-by shooting. Dowody wideo, zapisy rozmów telefonicznych i raport z autopsji wskazują, że strzały oddano z samochodu, którym podróżowali dwaj zabici oraz YNW Melly i YNW Bortlen, który również trafił w związku z tym za kraty. Według oficerów Melly i Bortlen podróżowali z ciałami zamordowanych kolegów opracowując plan zatuszowania zbrodni, aż wpadli na pomysł strzelaniny.
According to documents obtained by XXL , the State of Florida announced their plans to seek the capital punishment against YNW Melly as they believe they can prove ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ that he committed the crimes for ‘financial gain’.
With the success of “223s” and the anticipation for Melly vs. Melvin, YNW Melly got on the phone to share a special message to his fans thanking them for the ongoing support. “Man, what it is? You already know who it is. It’s ya boy YNW Melly and I just wanted to shout out and thank all my fans and all the DJs spinnin’ my record. ‘223s’ featuring 9lokknine I really appreciate it. I couldn’t do it without y’all,” he said. “I just wanted to let y’all know, I went gold in less than a month.” He assured fans that he has new music tucked in the stash, adding that his new album, Melly Vs. Melvin is coming soon.
Prosecutors said Demons committed the crime for financial gain and they are seeking the death penalty due to the ‘especially heinous, atrocious or cruel’ nature of the murders.
The post, depicting Demons in his orange prison jumpsuit smiling and talking on the phone during a prison visit, comes with the caption: Album on the way everybody. Y’all ready #MellyVsMelvin.” The hashtag refers to two of his split personalities, which the American rapper has openly talked about.
According to a statement from the Miramar police, the rapper, whose real name is Jamell Demons, and Henry conspired to make it seem like Williams and Thomas Jr. were killed during a drive-by shooting. Williams and Thomas were transported in a Jeep Compass to Memorial Hospital Miramar emergency room, where they died.
Then in a shocking twist on February 13, 2019, YNW Melly was arrested and slapped with two counts of first-degree murder charges in connection with the deaths of his childhood friends, YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy.
Public court documents show the evidence prosecutors have that supports their charges. Investigators concluded, using autopsy reports , that Demons shot his friends from inside the car, and then staged the scene to appear like a drive-by shooting. Officials also arrested YNW Bortlen on charges related to helping Demons cover up the murders. Florida has filed the necessary paperwork to pursue the death penalty for Demons if found guilty.
YNW Melly first came to attention in 2018 after the release of I Am You and later followed it up with the project, We All Shine. The project included the single, “Mixed Personalities” featuring Kanye West which went platinum.