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Rapper YNW Melly Denied Early Prison Release Despite ‘Contracting Coronavirus’

YNW Melly | Photo: Funx NL

Rapper, YNW Melly will have to stay behind bars, even though it was reported last week that he tested positive for coronavirus.

ICYMI: Rapper YNW Melly Claims He Is Dying From Coronavirus In Prison

Responding to his pleas for an early prison release, a judge finally ruled on his request ultimately denying his motion and ordered the rapper to stay locked up in Broward County Jail, TMZ reports.

Weeks earlier, his mother initially stated that coronavirus had prevented his release, but just a few weeks after that, his lawyer revealed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.


Melly had been suffering from symptoms relating to the virus such as fever, heavy breathing, body pains, and headaches. He had pleaded with the judge to release him on house arrest, even offering to pay to be accepted into a medical facility. The rapper further argued that the prison facilities weren’t well equipped with adequate protection and care to treat him.

However, if Melly does want to get medical treatment in jail, the judge did say that he can speak to the Broward Sheriff’s Office for arrangements.

Melly’s lawyer previously issued a statement after the rapper had tested positive, claiming that the “223” rapper was dying behind bars. The rapper is ‘still feeling the symptoms of the coronavirus’, especially the difficulties with his breathing.

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