YNW Melly

YNW Melly
Demons' February 2019 mugshot
Demons' February 2019 mugshot
Background information
Birth nameJamell Maurice Demons[1]
Also known asMelvin
Born (1999-05-01) May 1, 1999 (age 22)
Gifford, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present
Labels
Associated acts
Criminal charge(s)First degree murder (x2)
Criminal statusIncarcerated at Broward County Jail, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
RelativesYNW BSlime (brother)
Websiteynw4life.com

Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly (backronym for Young Nigga World Melly),[2] is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Murder on My Mind", "Mixed Personalities" (featuring Kanye West), "Suicidal" (featuring Juice Wrld), and "223's" (featuring 9lokkNine). The first is considered his breakout, which garnered him further attention after being charged with the double-murder of two fellow rappers in the "YNW" collective. In November 2019, he released his debut album, Melly vs. Melvin, peaking number eight on the Billboard 200.

In February 2019, he was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and faces life imprisonment or the death penalty if convicted.[3][4][5] He is also a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy in Gifford.[6] In March 2019, Demons pleaded not guilty to the double-murder charges and is currently awaiting trial.[7]

  1. ^ Stephanie Dube Dwilson (June 30, 2020). "YNW Melly Arrested: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Who is YNW Melly? Everything to know about the upcoming rapper charged with murder". February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Holmes, Charles (February 14, 2019). "YNW Melly Charged With Two Counts of First-Degree Murder". Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Aswad, Jem (February 14, 2019). "YNW Melly, Kanye West Collaborator, Arrested for Double Murder". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Florida Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for YNW Melly". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Cowen, Trace William (February 22, 2019). "YNW Melly Reportedly Now a Suspect in Deputy's Shooting Death". Complex. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  7. ^ YNW Melly Pleads Not Guilty to Double Murder Charges | Billboard

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