YNW Melly has been putting in work while in jail writing a ton of new music for his fans. 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.
Rising rapper YNW Melly was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday. The charges stem from the October 26th, 2018 shooting of Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr., according to a report from the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Cortlen Henry was also arrested in connection with the double slayings.
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.
YNW Melly’s team recently kicked off a new social media dance challenge for the “Mixed Personalities” rapper’s fans to partake in. Henry admitted to police YNW was, in fact, in the same car with them, but got out after Williams and Thomas were shot and got in another car.
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 Melly is keeping busy as he awaits trial on double murder charges. The embattled rapper will be dropping a new album titled, Melly Vs. Melvin, he announced on Instagram Friday (Aug. 9).
The police believe Henry was the driver of the Jeep, while Demons shot the two men. In October, Demons’ lawyer, Bradford Cohen, said, He’s sad, he’s upset, obviously. Those were his best friends,” regarding the death of Williams and Thomas, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel Police have yet to release a motive for the killings.
In January 2019, Demons released his sophomore project, We All Shine including the Kanye West-assisted, Mixed Personalities.” Both of his albums streamed very well, and people thought Demons would land a spot in the coveted 2019 XXL Freshman Class. Since March 2019, Demons has accumulated over 200 million streams on Spotify.
YNW Melly , whose real name is Jamell Demons, has a criminal track record longer than most rappers. The rapper has been incarcerated so many times he might as well permanently move in with all his furniture. And at the moment it doesn’t seem like he’ll be released from his current bid in jail anytime soon, due to the gruesome nature of his last arrest. YNW Melly was charged with two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday, February 13. The rapper turned himself in to Miramar, Florida police for the fatal shootings of his friends, Anthony Williams, and Christopher Thomas Jr. Both men were aspiring rappers who went by YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy, respectively.
Police say the rapper, real name Jamell Demons, conspired with another man to make the two male victims look like they had died in a drive-by shooting.
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.
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.
The rapper, 19, has worked with such music artists as Kanye West. If convicted, Melly faces the death penalty He has pleaded not guilty to the double murder charges.
Florida State prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against rapper YNW Melly for double homicide. YNW Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, 19, and Cortlen Henry, 20, were arrested by the Miramar Police Department in February.
They were both charged with two counts of first degree murder for the October 2018 deaths of Christopher Thomas Jr, 19, and 21-year-old Anthony Williams.
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.
In late 2017, while still incarcerated, Demons released his first project, an EP called Collect Call, which contained features from numerous well-known artists, including Lil B and John Wicks. In 2018, he released the singles “Virtual (Blue Balenciagas)”, “Melly the Menace”, and “Slang That Iron”. Other singles include “4 Real”, “Butter Pecan”, and “Medium Fries”. 11 The respective music videos have amassed 26 million, 16 million and 11 million views on YouTube , as of January 2019.
After scoring several regional hits, 19-year-old rapper 9LOKKNINE (aka GLOKKNINE) is emerging from his hometown of Orlando thanks to an assist from fellow Floridian YNW Melly Their collaboration, 223’s,” became a viral sensation after being repackaged as a Melly song and growing into one of TikTok’s most recent memes.
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.
On YNW Melly’s account, there have been several uploads of fan videos from TikTok. Many of the fans made a playful video, in light of the rapper’s personality.
Police arrested YNW Melly and another man, Cortlen Henry, in February, charging them with two counts of murder. Police said YNW Melly fatally shot his friends and then staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting.
Early in the morning of October 26, Bartlen, whose real name is Cartlen Henry, drove to the ER seeking help for two of his friends who were in the car shot, allegedly shot in a drive-by. Cartlen told police that a car drove up on the driver side and shot up the driver’s side of their vehicle, which resulted in the deaths of Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. aka YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser.
Rising Florida rapper YNW Melly , born Jamell Demons, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the October shooting deaths of two of his crew members, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr.
Even though Demons remains behind bars without the possibility of bail, his music continues to stream well. Murder On My Mind” reached number one on U.S. Apple Music in February 2019 and certified double platinum in March. He also recently appeared in the new single, Pull Up” by Lil Keed featuring Lil Uzi Vert, released in May 2019.
Melly has been in jail for months after he turned himself in on double murder charges. The rapper may potentially be facing the death penalty for his involvement in the deaths of his two friends YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy.
YNW Melly ‘s official Instagram account has shared a phone message from the rapper, who remains in prison awaiting trial for the double murder of Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr and Anthony Williams a.k.a. YNW Sakchaser. The State of Florida is seeking the death penalty. Melly has pleaded not guilty to both counts.
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.
Henry gave a statement to police, but the facts discovered during the preliminary investigation did not match what was presented to detectives, police said. Further investigation and forensic evidence found that YNW Melly shot and killed Williams and Thomas, and that YNW Melly and Henry then staged the scene to resemble a drive-by shooting, police said.
YNW Melly’s been sitting in a Florida jail for nearly 5 months after being arrested and charged in the double murder of his two friends. YNW and Henry have been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Melly was scheduled to begin a tour as a support act on Kodak Black‘s Dying to Live” tour on March 14. He was recently featured on Kanye West on the song Mixed Personalities,” from Melly’s album We All Shine,” released last month. His biggest song to date is Murder on My Mind,” which he posted on SoundCloud in March of 2017.
On Thursday morning (July 11), the Florida rapper appeared in court to officially add a few lawyers to his defense team ahead of his upcoming trial. In a video posted to his Instagram timeline, Melly can be seen walking into the Broward County courtroom with a familiar grin on his face. The “Murder on My Mind” rapper didn’t seem fazed by the proceedings and was seen laughing with his lawyers.
Williams and Thomas Jr, also known as YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy respectively, were taken to Memorial Hospital Miramar where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
Believing that the murders were conducted for the artists’ financial gain and carried out in a premeditated, calculated manner,” Florida officials filed a notice of intent that they are seeking to give the young artist the death penalty for the double homicide, meaning he would have to serve life in prison until the time of his death date.
Police said Cortlen Henry, 20, was also arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The victims, Anthony Williams, 21, and Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, suffered multiple gunshot wounds early on Oct. 26, 2018, and driven to the emergency room entrance of Memorial Hospital Miramar, where they were pronounced dead. Police say Demons shot the two, while Henry drove the car; the pair staged the crime scene, a Jeep Compass, to make it appear that a drive-by shooting had taken place. Details in Henry’s statement did not match the evidence they discovered in a preliminary investigation, police said.
YNW Melly, real name Jamell Demons, is currently in prison for two counts of first-degree murder He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and expects to be home soon , along with his co-defendant YNW Bortlen.
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.