Last week, Florida hip-hop artist YNW Melly was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Last night, his 34 year old mom was spotted in the club, twerking with her friends and living her best life.
Police claim that YNW Melly (real name: Jamell Demons) and another rapper, YNW Bortlen, killed two of their friends and staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting.
The criminal case is coming at a terrible time. YMW Melly's career was just starting to take off.
Last month, the 19-year-old from the small South Florida community of Gifford released We All Shine, an album-length project featuring Kanye West, and his biggest hit, the chilling 2017 single “Murder on My Mind,” recently went gold.
But while the rapper's away - he will have to count on his strong mother to hold him down, and keep his money and royalties safe.
His mom, a 34 year old nurse from Florida, posted the below video of her and her girls at the club last night:
Melly has been in trouble with the law for some time now, on April 15, 2017, he posted on Facebook that he was “on home detention.” On May 1, his 18th birthday, he wrote: “I apologize to all my fans ... I'll be locked up in level 6 program for 6 months I was sentenced on my 18th birthday MAY 1st 2017 due to negative music 🖤 Just know I did it for y'all I'll be back shortly 🏆💰🌎” He added, on June 23, “Turning myself in today.”
According to Pitchfork, in an interview shortly before Melly’s 2019 arrest, he claimed to Billboard that prosecutors had used “Murder on My Mind” against him. “Basically, I was on probation [in 2017],” he said. “I’m off that now. I put out ‘Murder on My Mind.’ It was out for about seven months, but I was in and out of jail at that point. I probably went to jail at least six or seven times then. It was just for little shit too.”