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YNW Melly Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Jail, Asks for Early Release

YNW Melly Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Jail, Asks for Early Release

YNW Melly has been diagnosed with coronavirus while in jail.

The 20-year-old “Mixed Personalities” rapper – whose real name is Jamell Demons – is currently awaiting trial in Florida for his double first-degree murder case.

His official Instagram page shared in a post on Thursday (April 2), “Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 today while awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail. He’ll be filing a motion for restricted release in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus. He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please.”

YNW Melly‘s account also posted screenshot of an article stating that two Broward County Jail inmates have reportedly tested positive for the virus this week. The Broward Sheriff’s Office reportedly said that one of the inmates “showed no signs of the disease after arrest and screening in March.”

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was recently granted early release due to the health crisis.

See every celebrity who has been diagnosed with coronavirus so far.

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