YNW Melly Tests Positive for COVID-19 While in Jail

YNW Melly has been locked in a Florida jail cell awaiting trial on murder charges, but the court case might be the lesser of his two concerns right now.

According to new reports, the “Murder on my Mind” rapper has tested positive for Coronavirus while locked up. In an Instagram post on YNW Melly’s account, the rapper will seek a restricted release because of the COVID-19 diagnosis.

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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

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Melly is currently in jail battling a double murder charge that he plead not guilty to this time last year. Should he be convicted, the 20-year-old could face the death penalty in Florida’s Broward County.

Should Melly be granted restricted release, he’ll be the second rapper this month to walk from a jail cell due to Coronavirus. Tekashi 6ix9ine was let go early of his 2-year sentence and will serve the remainder of his time from home due to fears of contracting the virus.